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 to Help a Friend Who Is Suffering From Thanksgiving Depression

Thanksgiving

The turning yellow of the leaves is a reminder to many that Thanksgiving is already near. This is also the time when many people are triggered to feel stressed out, anxious and depressed. Holiday depression is common among many people who suffered the loss of a family member as well as personal failures. If you happen to have a friend who is likely to suffer from Thanksgiving depression, you can do something to help your friend cope with his or her depression.

The Signs Of Thanksgiving Depression

The number of people who suffer from Thanksgiving depression is just a tip of the iceberg. There are many people who tend to withdraw, saying nothing about their problems because they do not want to pull other people down into their misery. This means that it is less likely for your depressed friends and family members to tell you outright about their problems.  Thus, it is important that you know how to determine the tell-tale signs of depression.

People who suffer from depression are usually withdrawn. While most people are cheerful about the coming Thanksgiving holiday, people suffering from depression might not be looking forward to the festivities. They also often lack the energy to make preparations for the holiday. If you notice one of your friends or a particular family member exhibiting these signs, then you should intervene and try to help them cope with holiday stress.

Show That You Care

Many people who suffer from depression might find it difficult to ask for help.  You can show them that you care by offering simple gestures such as visiting them at their homes. A mere “hello” is all it takes to brighten up their day. Another way of showing them you care is to listen to them. Do not assume that you know everything about the person. Give them a chance to speak their minds and unload their worries. By offering your ear, you will be able to help them a lot.

Invite Them to Your Home or Out to Dinner

If your friend will be celebrating Thanksgiving alone, then invite him or her to celebrate with you at home. Not only will it make a difference to your friend, but celebrating Thanksgiving with more people who matter to you is also fun.

Reaching out to friends who suffer from depression during Thanksgiving is the best thing that you can do for the holiday. Not only will you be making a difference in the life of your friend, but you will also be able to celebrate a meaningful Thanksgiving. It communicates to your friend the idea that life is precious.

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