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.

Losing Faith in Times of Despair


Losoing FaithWhen coping with mental health issues, it’s not uncommon for people to feel alone and without hope. Though it’s important for people experiencing those emotions to ask for help and support, the social stigma attached to mental health issues sometimes prevents them from reaching out to their loved ones or a community of faith due to the fear of being judged or ostracized. As a result, people can end up feeling even more alone in their struggle to heal.

Coping with a mental health disorder can be such an overwhelming, uphill battle. It can cause people to wonder, “How could God let something bad like this happen to me?” and feel as though God has abandoned them, or that they’re being punished for past wrongdoings. With the question of, “Why me?” lurking in their minds, people may turn away from faith and begin to experience even more feelings of anger, resentment, emptiness, despair, sadness, and isolation.

However, some studies have found that people who struggle with faith during an illness may have a more difficult time recovering. In fact, recent research has shown that religion and spirituality are strongly connected to “improved life satisfaction and mental health outcomes.”  For these reasons, among others, it might be helpful for people who are seeking treatment for any mental health illness to consider the positive outcomes that can come from health care treatment that includes spiritual support from the Christian community.

Because faith can help serve as a powerful part of the healing process, it’s no surprise that the Mental Health Ministries reports that over 40 percent of Americans looking for help with mental health issues first reach out to their ministers, priests, and rabbis. Sometimes, however, members of the spiritual community may not know how exactly they can help a person struggling with mental illness. The good news is that mental health care and faith communities are coming together to make sure the many people who are affected by mental health problems feel comfortable and safe asking for and receiving help.

Treatment with a spiritual component can be incredibly powerful, but it’s important to make sure each person finds the balance of “traditional” mental health care and faith-based support that works best for him or her. Most importantly, we should help people dealing with mental health issues remember that, though they may experience feelings of being abandoned or unloved by God in their time of need, they never have to be alone with their problems.


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