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.

MAD: missing arm disorder… ?

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Could it be that the language we use to describe debilitating stress caused by a traumatic event is actually causing some folks not to seek treatment? Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., a psychiatrist for the veteran’s affairs clinic in Boston, had some thought provoking things to say about PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) during a recent American Psychoanalytic Association meeting. According to Dr. Shay, the word “disorder” may cause some returning soldiers to shun treatment. The word has stigma attached to it; if you have a disorder then there must be something innately wrong with you [some may assume]. Dr. Shay prefers the designation psychological injury instead, acknowledging that there are a variety of other word combinations that could replace the word “disorder.” “I want to get everyone thinking like a trauma surgeon rather than an internist,” said Dr. Shay. For instance, if a soldier lost his arm during battle “he would not be diagnosed with ‘MAD’ or missing arm disorder…” Dr. Shay said. Commenting, Prudence Gourguechon, M.D., president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, said, “It is a psychological injury of war… it’s not that there is something wrong with you.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses Dr. Shay’s thoughts on the implications attached to the word disorder further:

…psychoanalysts have long been making contributions to the effects of combat on the human psyche, and the discipline’s theories may foster better understanding of how to treat the problem.

One of those tenets is a long-term approach to treatment. PTSD may continue to manifest for some time after a soldier returns from war, so ensuring that VA clinics can provide access to long-term care is a necessity, she said.

Also, the idea of “transference,” or unconsciously projecting inner experiences onto others around you, enables healthcare providers to assess the collateral effects of PTSD — how the disease affects soldiers’ families and children.

Dr. Shay, who does not practice psychoanalysis, said there is definite value to the “relationship between a skilled clinician and single person in pain or trouble.” But he advocates the importance of community in rebuilding veterans’ lost social trust.

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

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