RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Grieving Adults have higher instance of mortality and physical complaints

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According to a recent synthesis of research published in the Dec 8 issue of The Lancet, grieving adults may have an increased risk for mortality as well as physical complaints. According to Margaret Stroebe, Ph.D., of Utrecht University, author of the study, men ages 55 and over have a 5% risk increase for mortality within six months of the death of their spouse. The increased rate of 5% is in comparison to a rate of 3% among men the same age whose wives were still alive. The research synthesized the findings of several studies surrounding the topic of bereavement after 1997. The findings from the sample studies varied. In fact, one study found a 66 fold increase in mortality risk for widowers. In addition to increased mortality, the study found that grieving people have an increased risk of physical complaints such as headaches, chest pain, dizziness, illness or disability, to name a few. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Within the six months following the death of a wife, men 55 and older have a mortality rate of about 5% compared with a rate of 3% for same-age men whose wives are still living, wrote Margaret Stroebe, Ph.D., of Utrecht University, and colleagues, in the Dec. 8 issue of The Lancet.

The researchers searched the literature for studies of grief or bereavement published after 1997 and synthesized the results for a review article on the health outcomes of bereavement. They noted that most of the studies were from the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

A number of studies have focused on an excess risk of suicide while grieving for a loved one, the investigators noted, and those studies generally confirmed an increased risk for suicide, especially within the first week of bereavement — one study reported a 66-fold increased risk for widowers and an 9.6-fold increased risk for widows. Moreover, the increased risk was often associated with alcohol consumption.

In addition to excess mortality, bereavement was associated with a greater occurrence of physical complaints “ranging from physical symptoms (e.g. headaches, dizziness, indigestion, and chest pain) to high rates of disability and illness,” the authors wrote.

But while some studies found that these symptoms led to increased use of medical services, a number found no corollary with increased use of medical services, and, in one study of grieving women, doctors’ visits actually decreased.

Click here to read the entire article from Medpage Today

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