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.

Poor Body Image Begets Unhealthy Activity in Teens

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Many parents have used the strategy of essentially imposing guilt on overweight teens, feeling that they need “a wake up call.” This strategy may backfire causing even more unhealthy habits. A recent study among twenty five hundred teens reported findings that would indicate body image has a direct impact on lifestyle choices. More specifically, negative body image causes less of a desire to make healthy choices. The study found that “poor body image actually leads to self-perpetuating unhealthy weight control behaviors… binge eating, and lessening of physical activity.” Taking a positive approach to weight issues may be a more productive strategy. Discussing the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise for instance could cause a much greater response to parental promptings to improve lifestyle choices. Below is an excerpt of the article:

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 10 — Teens with a poor body image tend to behave in ways that are self-perpetuating, researchers here said, and may react better to positive encouragement rather than to criticism.

These youths tend to fall into unhealthy and ineffective weight-loss patterns such as fasting, taking diet pills, and inducing vomiting, said Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., of the University of Minnesota here.

So it’s important for parents, teachers, and clinicians not to make teens feel bad about their bodies in hopes of spurring change, Dr. Neumark-Sztainer and colleagues said in the August issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. That strategy is likely to backfire.

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