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.

Pregnancy is not associated with increased risk for many mental health disorders


According to a recent study published in the July issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, although pregnancy does increase the risk for depression it is not associated with increased risk for most mental health disorders. The authors explained, “Pregnancy per se is not associated with increased risk of the most prevalent mental disorders, although the risk of major depressive disorder may be increased during the postpartum period.” According to Bridget F. Grant, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, women who had been pregnant or postpartum showed no increased risk of alcohol or substance abuse either. Of concern, however, was the fact that statistics reflecting treatment for psychiatric disorders among pregnant women were markedly lower in the previous year (10.5%) compared to those that were not pregnant (16.5%). Commenting about this finding the researchers said, “Low rates of maternal mental healthcare underscore the need to improve recognition and delivery of treatment for mental disorders occurring during pregnancy and the postpartum period.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study:

Pregnancy and the postpartum period have been considered times of heightened risk for mental disorders. However, knowledge about psychiatric problems during pregnancy has come primarily from clinical series with no nonpregnant control group, the authors noted.

To address the data limitations, investigators examined responses to the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Of the 43,000 participants in the survey, 14,549 were women ages 18 to 50 with known pregnancy status for the previous year (including 1,524 pregnant and 994 postpartum).

Women reporting past-year pregnancy had a 12-month prevalence of any psychiatric disorder of 25.3% versus 30.1% in nonpregnant women (OR 0.75, 95% CI 0.62 to 0.90). Past-year pregnancy also was associated with a significantly lower prevalence of any substance-use disorder, including alcohol and nicotine dependence (14.6% versus 19.9% for nonpregnant women, OR 0.56, 95% CI 0.44 to 0.71).

Younger age, not being married, exposure to traumatic or stressful life events in the past 12months, pregnancy complications, and overall poor health increase the risk of mental disorders in past-year pregnant women.

Psychiatric treatment rates among pregnant women with psychiatric disorders are low.

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

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Pastoral Action Point: When individuals do not understand the heightened risk for depression during or after pregnancy they may blame themselves or feel that their faith is failing in the event that they experience postpartum depression. Pastors and other church professionals are in a unique position to reach out to forming families. As such, providing information about the physiological changes during pregnancy may be appropriate for your church or for a family ministry within your church.

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