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.

Patients with serious mental illness placed in nursing homes along side the elderly

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According to stats from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services young and middle-aged patients with serious mental illness are being housed along side the elderly increasingly in nursing homes across the United States. From 2002 to 2008 there was a 41% increase in the number of patients with mental illness placed in nursing homes (according to data obtained from the Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act). This increase may be due to the closing of several state funded psychiatric institutions and the increasing number of vacancies in nursing homes. This trend is likely to continue if economic conditions do not shift as Medicaid will continue to pay nursing homes to house patients with mental illness as long as the census in a given facility reflects less than 50% of patients that possess a mental illness. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses how this trend is in many ways problematic:

About 125,000 mentally ill people are now living in long-term care facilities, 9% of the total nursing home population, according to the CMS data.

The closure of state-operated mental institutions in most states and rising vacancy rates in nursing homes have combined to make these facilities attractive as housing for the mentally ill.

As long as the mentally ill population in a given facility remains under 50%, Medicaid will pay to house individuals with chronic psychiatric disorders there regardless of age.

The AP report cited a series of crimes — including murder, rape, and arson — committed by younger mentally ill individuals with histories of violent behavior against elderly residents.

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

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