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.

Grim statistics

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Statistics surrounding the mental health of the 1.6 million U.S. vets returning from the Middle East have some serious implications for both individuals and insurance companies. Thomas Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health, commenting on the situation said, “…a gathering storm” looms over civilian psychiatric care. The risks for us are significant if one just does the math.” Truly Dr. Insel’s math should be harkened to as one out of five returning vets will suffer from depression and or post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, up to 70% of soldiers returning home with PTSD or depression will not seek help from the Veterans Administration. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses these grim realities:

Dr. Insel said PTSD — which he defined as a “failure to cope” — emerges months and in some cases years after a traumatic event. “About 10% of people simply don’t recover,” he said.

He likened the Mid-East wars to Hurricane Katrina, in which thousands of people underwent a traumatic event and then were dispersed around the country, making it hard for them to get access to mental health services.

There are still “significant questions” about what treatments for PTSD, depression, or the combination are best, he said, and how returning vets should get treatment.

Since many vets will go back to small-town America, it’s also important to figure out how treatment is to be “disseminated,” he said.

A key issue is to “de-stigmatize” the need for mental health care, said Nada Stotland, M.D., of Rush Medical Center in Chicago and incoming president of the APA.

“We need to make it OK for members of the military to get the care they need,” Dr. Stotland said.

The RAND Corporation report, released April 17, said that a survey revealed that only about half of the returned vets with possible PTSD or depression had sought help.

Click here to read the rest of the Medpage Today article

Click here for information on the treatment of depression

Click here for information on the treatment of PTSD

Pastoral Action Point: With numbers like these (“one out of five returning vets”) it is important for Pastors, church counselors, and benevolence ministers to be aware of the possibility of underlying issues confronting veterans. Keeping in mind that PTSD and depression, in particular, are statistically significant in returning soldiers helps to establish a probable direction for treatment referral in cases where ministers are sought out for advice.

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