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.

Improve Your Mental Health By Joining a Church Choir

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Church ChoirBeing a part of your church choir might have more benefits than just being an exciting way to be a part of the church community and express your faith. It may also help your mental health.

A new study published in the July issue of Psychology of Music suggests that joining a choir improves the quality of life for people dealing with chronic mental illness. The study found that people with mental health problems who engage in a regular meaningful group activity (in this case, choir rehearsals) also find it easier to start conversations and build social connections with others.

Genevieve A. Dingle explained to PsyPost, “over time, they built confidence and some choir members mentioned making social contacts and meeting up outside of choir rehearsal times. There was evidence of the choir experience becoming a scaffold on which further social connections could be built, such as volunteer work, and social invitations to birthday parties, and other social events.”

Dingle’s study investigated adults who joined a choir for the mentally ill and socially disadvantaged over the course of a year. The rehearsals elicited positive feelings and a sense of well being for the participants, as well as overall reduced stress and numerous positive outcomes.

The findings of the study lean heavily on a body of research known as social identity theory which suggests that belonging to social groups is closely linked to a person’s self identity and well-being. Dingle and her colleagues believe social identity theory and mental health are also closely linked.

“In my opinion, we have underestimated the importance of social connectedness in mental health problems,” Dingle said. “Social connections are often difficult to make and to maintain for people who experience chronic mental health problems (such as paranoia, social phobia, depression, or even developmental disorders). Because these individuals typically are not participating in social and occupational roles on a regular basis, they are at risk of becoming very socially isolated.”

While the study focused on a secular choir group, the meaningful nature of church choirs and the strong community you will find within the church suggest the same phenomena may occur in religious choirs. They offer all of the benefits of being a member of a church community while also creating a sense of purpose and belonging and ultimately creating a closer relationship with God.

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