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.

Overcoming Holiday Stress

Nativity Scene

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

Holidays are fun times, but it can also be a trigger for holiday depression. Typically, the biggest cause of holiday stress is the family. For some, it is end of year taxes, obligations, loneliness or complicated family relationships. For some, feelings of sadness can spike during the holiday season.

How we cope with holiday stress is by developing a coping strategy. We know ahead of time that painful memories will come. For many, loved ones may have passed away during the holiday season in previous years, and reminders of that every year can be painful. A way to cope with those memories is to celebrate the holiday’s  and the life of your loved one. The Christmas tree is a symbol of life.

If you say to yourself, “I will be better once the holidays are over,” this is not a healthy reaction. Over time we learn to cope during seasonal blues, but for some, it is recommended that they see a mental health professional to receive the support they need.

This season, choose not to be alone as you are valuable to God, and He needs you to be there for someone else. A shift toward helping others can help on several levels.

If you feel overwhelmed by all the hustle and bustle, cut some of the activities out and make time for yourself to rest. Simplify your life, for this season is also a time of rest. Avoid unhealthy or toxic relationships and try to enjoy yourself with family and friends. Learn to delegate this holiday season. Don’t feel like you have to do it all yourself.  Your number one priority this holiday season is to take care of yourself.

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