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.

How Stay Mentally Healthy During the Christmas Season

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Nativity SceneWhile the Christmas season is a joyous event, there are some who feel that the holiday season reminds them of their lost loved ones and financial difficulties. With most people experiencing life’s squabbles, problems at work and busy schedules, it is easy to feel downcast during the holiday season. Although these things can be unavoidable, it is important that you always keep reminding yourself that there is more to Christmas than the stress that it can induce. Thus, instead of experiencing depression and anxiety during this merry holiday, there are ways for you to be able to enjoy Christmas and stay mentally healthy.

Embrace Christmas and Change Your Mindset

Some people think that Christmas is a terrible holiday. With people smiling and giving good wishes to everyone, it is very easy for those who are down in spirit to feel depressed. The first thing that you need to do is to change your mindset about Christmas. Do something proactive that will get you into the good spirit of the holidays. For instance, if you think that nobody remembers you during the Christmas holidays, then it is time that you send out Christmas cards or e-cards this year. With the many friends that you have sent Christmas cards to, sometimes people will reciprocate your gesture.

Always Keep Yourself Occupied

Another important tip to keep your mind from wandering into negative thoughts is to keep your mind busy. For instance, if the reason why you feel depressed during Christmas is that you cannot afford to buy gifts for your loved ones, then it is time to use some of your energy to make personalized Christmas gifts. You can paint your loved ones a picture or make other homemade and heartfelt gifts. I made a Pinterest board just for DIY Gifts that will give you some ideas.

One more way to keep occupied and connect with people is to serve your community. A lot of non-profit organizations and churches serve a Christmas meal for the homeless. Many people volunteer their time to help serve on Christmas. Here is a directory of homeless/churches in the US: homelessshelterdirectory.org  / churchangel.com

It never hurts to call around to churches and non-profit organization, and ask if you could help.

Talk To Someone

It is very important that you always talk with someone especially if you are feeling really low during the holiday season.  If you are ever having thoughts of wanting to end your life, call 800-273-TALK (8255).  A lot of people are now calling these free hotlines to talk to people when needed. They also have a prayer hotline that you can call and request prayer.  Click here for a list of hotline and prayer lines. 

The Christmas season is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ who loves YOU. It is not about commercial things, but about living the virtues of Christ. Although having problems during the Christmas holiday is unavoidable, remember the passage from John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

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