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.

Keeping Clergy’s Mentally Healthy

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Lydia D'Ross - Chaplain

                                   Lydia D’Ross

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

Clergy’s work 24/7 hours a week. Few take even one day off a week, and, even when they do, they will likely still get calls from the church.

Day in and day out is spent responding to congregation members and board demands. Sometimes clergy might neglect family time of their own, because of the financial and time stressors.

Sometimes clergy’s work a full time job outside of church responsibilities in order to make ends meet. Reason being that often times, they do not receive a salary, benefits or even a retirement pension plan from their church board.

Is it difficult for pastors to keep a healthy attitude?  Churches can decrease mental health problems and boost their pastor’s  morale by allowing them to be transparent. Allow them to receive counsel if they’re struggling at home or in meeting congregational demands. Churches have a big impact on their pastors’ mental health and over well-being.

Consider the following from the Duke study:

“[To] bolster Pastor Mental Health (PMH) optimally, congregations need to show support of their pastors to their pastors. Clergy who perceived their congregants to be highly critical and to make too many demands reported higher levels of NMH and lower ministerial satisfaction and quality of life…Congregants may be unaware of the effect they can have on their pastor’s mental health. Church committees might consider how to buffer these negative interactions, paired with ways to show appreciation for their clergy.”

Take time out and appreciate your pastor. Take them to lunch or host them at your dinner table. Not for a need of your own, but just to bless them and thank them for their devotion in serving as one of God’s appointed ministers.

Brookhaven Hospital Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you. Our next pastoral seminar is scheduled for October 13th, 2016, when we will have a panel discussion on “Faith in the Line of Duty.”  Please call 918.430.8350 to RSVP.

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