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.

One Woman’s Journey Back From Depression Shows The Importance of Faith and Treatment

Source: Andrew Mason

Source: Andrew Mason

When counselors and psychiatrists, even the Christian ones, plead with the church and congregations to put more trust in mental health treatments, we are often unsuccessful. Sometimes we can show others just how important the issue is, but often it takes a tragic event or terrible breakdown of someone close to us to illustrate just how terrible mental illness and the struggles that accompany them can be.

Anyone involved in mental health treatment and management has a vested interest, obviously. To many, that professional bias alone is enough to write us off as lobbyists or salesmen. Of course, in my personal opinion this is far from the truth, but the public opinion of psychiatry make it obvious that many distrust mental health professionals and often the treatments they offer.

The church has a long history of being at odds with psychiatry for numerous reasons, but slowly that is changing as more and more become aware that mental illness and the treatments for them don’t have to be antithetical to the teachings of the Bible. As Bonny Garcia learned, the combination of the God’s word and professionals who are trained to manage mental health can sometimes be the best treatment.

Garcia shared her story with the Victoria Advocate earlier this month. She spent years of her life attempting to cope with crippling depression. She would spend days in bed feeling hopeless and filled with endless sadness. Now 29, she has been through many periods of severe depression, yet in just a few months her life has turned around.

She was trapped in her bed late on a Saturday morning not long ago, when Garcia heard a whisper. She believes it was the voice of God telling her to get out of bed and attend a friend’s afternoon graduation, which she had already promised to be at.

“I listened to the Lord that day, and I got out of bed. I’m so glad I did because I went to the graduation, and it lifted my spirits so much. I can look at that down moment now and see how I was being sidetracked by the devil,” said Garcia.

Since then, Garcia says her life has changed drastically. She voluntarily enrolled in Christian counseling and began taking her antidepressants again. This isn’t the first time she’s battled depression, but this time it is combined with faith and God’s healing. The mix appears to be potent, as Garcia told Jennifer Preyss, “I can really tell there’s a difference.”

You can hear all of the details of Garcia’s journey to happiness in Preyss’ article, but her story shows just how important counseling and faith are. While faith is one of the most important things in every believer’s life, it can’t do everything on its own. When used as the backbone to mental health treatment however, it can achieve something that mental health patients thought never possible: true relief from their suffering.

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