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.

New hope for early intervention in schizophrenia

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A study recently published in the Medical Journal of Australia offers new hope for early intervention in schizophrenia. According to Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Institute, and Professor Patrick McGorry, Executive Director of the University of Melbourne’s ORYGEN Research Centre, schizophrenia may not be accounted for by genetic factors alone; the environment may also have a role to play. Professor Hickie said, “…for the past 20 years, much of the research into schizophrenia has been based on the belief that the disorder results largely from genetically determined abnormalities in brain development.” This type of thinking has discounted the value of early intervention strategies, the researchers went on to explain. According to findings from the study, there are many potential environmental risks for schizophrenia as well. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medical News Today that discusses the study’s findings more:

“Postpubescent use of cannabis has been shown to have a critical role, and amphetamine use is now being closely investigated. Other factors under the microscope include infection and other inflammatory risk factors as well as the impact of oestrogen exposure.”

Professor Hickie said a clinical staging model is also challenging the dogma that each of the major psychiatric disorders has a unique pathway.

“By contrast, the staging model suggests a ‘trunk and branch’ analogy with the early stages sharing common factors that branch out into more specific symptoms later on, typically when patients are in their early 20s.

“The exciting part of this is that it introduces the possibility that early intervention could help treat a broad range of disorders.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medical News Today

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