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.

Mental Illness And Violence Are Less Related Than You Think

One of the worst stigmas facing those struggling with mental illness is the connection the public has between mental illness and violence. It seems like common sense to many, as they see time and time again how a person dealing with a severe mental illness commits mass violence like those in the news over the past few years in Sandy Hook, Aurora, and Arizona.

However, when you look at the actual statistics it is quickly clear that mental health is about as indicative of violence as it is suggestive of being an upstanding person. There appears to be absolutely no correlation.

John M. Grohol, Psy.D., isn’t new to this idea. He has traced the history of the purported link between violence and mental illness to a study from 1990 which did claim a connection. However, the followup research lead by the same team actually limited their conclusion rather than making a robust statement as many claimed.

The real correlating factor to violence is substance abuse, by all statistical accounts. When Van Dorn, one of the researchers on the 1990 study, recently claimed there was a relationship between violence and mental health, his footnote even clarified that patients without a coexisting drug or alcohol problem did not share the same statistical likelihood towards violence.

Since then, every major study claiming a connection to violence based on a person’s mental history has similarly included footnotes and subtitles that establish that mental illness was statistically unrelated to violence unless there was an existing addiction issue.

There are still many that believe that the relationship between mental health, violence, and addiction is much more intertwined between the three, but it has yet to be established. It does not help that a large amounts of those struggling with more severe mental illness become addicted to a substance or substances compared to the general population.

No matter what the connection is, it is clear that simply dealing with mental illness does not make one more likely to commit violent acts, and the stigma needs to be dealt with.

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