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.

Learning To Cope With Bi-Polar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder can be one of the most perplexing conditions a person can be afflicted with, as it is by nature unstable or sporadic, and can even appear to be beneficial to a person’s life before it spirals too far out of control and becomes undeniably detrimental.

People in the midst of a “manic episode”, which is often used to characterize bi-polar disorder, become moody, energetic, and often excessively elated. They tend to speak rapidly, jump around from topic to topic, and be incredibly distractable. Worst of all, those dealing with more serious manic episodes become dangerously impulsive. Some go one wild spending sprees, while others drive recklessly. Most commonly, a manic person often gains an exaggerated sense of their importance.

What makes this tricky is that during milder manic episodes, the inflated ego, increased energy, limited need for sleep, and rapid-fire thinking can lead to unbelievable productivity and social abilities. Many become very outgoing, and believe themselves to be the center of attention or the life of the party.

When these episodes become more severe however, they become psychotic or detached from reality. The impulsiveness can lead to irresponsible work decisions, or completely ignoring your employment in some. The worst cases become convinced of patently false ideas, such as being able to see the future.

Then, when the manic episodes are over, many bi-polar disorder sufferers swing to the opposite emotional pole, becoming excessively sad or depressed, often losing all energy and loss of interest in activities, often culminating in suicidal thoughts. One of the most common statements I hear from sufferers is that they aren’t worthy of God’s love or salvation.

Possibly the most dangerous situation for bi-polar patients is when these two experiences become conflated in a “mixed episode” of mania and depression. The patient can be highly energetic, active, and impulsive, while also being wildly anxious and irritable, and feeling worthless.

Thankfully, there are many medical treatments for the condition, all of which rely on professional counseling to help patients learn to deal with the emotional problems and stressors that cause manic or depressive episodes. Many will prescribe some some form of mood stabilizer in partnership with the counseling, but it is often necessary for family or friends to ensure bi-polar patients are taking their medicine regularly as some believe they are “cured” when they return to normal, and many even miss the “high” of the manic episodes.

There are also numerous lifestyle changes that can be advised to help people manage their bipolar disorder. If you’d like to learn more, Dr. Todd W. Hall, Ph.D. created a list of suggested lifestyle adjustments that can be used to help control the emotional triggers of bi-polar disorder, as well as answering the most commonly asked questions about the condition.

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