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.

Increased risk for hypertension, heart attack, and stroke, years after the events of 9/11


Acute stress caused by the 9/11 attacks increased the risk for hypertension, heart attack, and stroke, for years after the event, according to a recent study conducted by Alison Holma, F.N.P., Ph.D., of the University of California at Irvine. The study followed 2,729 adult participants for three years after the attacks in 2001. Participants that reported extreme stress reactions in the days immediately following the attacks were twice as likely to develop hypertension and three times as likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. The odds ratio for those reporting ongoing worry after the attacks was 4.67 compared to those that did not report ongoing worry.

The study has public health implications, specifically with regards to the way that governmental organizations and news agencies communicate risks of terrorist events. According to Dr. Holma, “The message from this research is that we need to be very clear about the way in which we communicate information about terror attacks to the public.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

The impact of ongoing worry about terror attacks has public health implications “in terms of the way that we communicate risk of events like terror attacks,” she said.

Dr. Holman said that in the years since 9/11 there have been a number of times when Homeland Security has raised alert levels, but there has been no research to determine the effect these terror alerts have on the health of the general public. “The message from this research is that we need to be very clear about the way in which we communicate information about terror attacks to the public,” she said. Raising the alert level may, she said, have the unwanted side effect of increasing worry and anxiety.

“To our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that acute psychological responses to 9/11 predicted increased incidence in reports of physician-diagnosed cardiovascular ailments for three years in adults, most of whom did not have known existing cardiovascular disease,” she wrote.

Acute stress response was measured using a modified Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire. Acute stress symptoms, Dr. Holman said, are similar to the symptoms of posttraumatic stress except in the case of acute stress symptoms occurring immediately.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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