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.

Is the door locked, the garage door shut, the stove off, the sink not dripping?

Share

An estimated five to seven million Americans are struggling with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and anxiety disorders. These are people that you wouldn’t necessarily suspect, unless you saw them in action. Anyone from the common Joe to executive officers within organizations deals with the dynamic duo. Those that have learned how to cope with either of the two disorders can sometimes use them to their advantage, as a motivating force. For instance, individuals in roles surrounding tasks that require a great deal of detail may use their obsessive personality to be thorough, complete, accurate. Nevertheless, when OCD or anxiety, two conditions that are often found together in individuals, are out of the individual’s control, disrupting life and hindering productivity, it is always a good idea to seek the help of a professional.

There are many triggers surrounding OCD and anxiety disorder. Public places such as restaurants can cause a variety of issues for the person with OCD, from worry that others will notice their indulgent behaviors, to concern about the cleanliness of the food and those that prepared it. Individuals, for instance, at a buffet may need to go wash their hands after every item they retrieve for fear of germs. Perhaps upon arrival the individual with OCD feels the need to repeatedly check to make sure the car brake is on. Even worse, the individual with OCD may need to drive all the way home to ensure that the door is locked, the garage door shut, the stove and oven are off, and or the sink is not dripping.

Obviously, there are a variety of objects and situations that the person with OCD can become obsessed with. Some with OCD may focus on germs, another symmetry, and another may obsess about not hurting others. According to Dr. Micheal Jenike, medical director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Institute, “The common thread, I think, has something to do with certainty… If you have O.C.D., whatever form, there seems to be some problem with being certain about things — whether they’re safe or whether they’ve been done right.” The following is an excerpt of an enjoyable article from the New York Times that paints a picture of the disorder(s) in a restaurant setting:

If Carole Johnson, a retired school administrator who lives near Sacramento, Calif., happens to have a distressing thought while passing through a doorway, she needs to “clear” the thought by passing through the door twice more, doing it precisely three times.

My own challenge is fighting the urge to return to my parked car and check yet again that the parking brake is secure. If I don’t, how can I be sure my car won’t roll into something — or worse, someone?

Ms. Johnson and I are but two of the estimated five to seven million Americans battling obsessive-compulsive disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive distressing thoughts and repetitive rituals aimed at dislodging those thoughts. We are an eclectic bunch spanning every imaginable cross-section of society, and we battle an equally eclectic mix of obsessions and compulsions. Some of us obsess about contamination, others about hurting people, and still others about symmetry. Almost all of us can find something to obsess about at a restaurant.

Sometimes the trouble is the element of public theater in the dining room, meaning we have to indulge in our often-embarrassing rituals under the eyes of so many strangers while trying not to get caught. Or it might be worrying about the safety of the food and the people who serve it.

Click here to read the rest of this article from the New York Times

Click here for more information on Anxiety Disorders

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply