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.

PTSD and subarachnoid hemorrhage equal difficulty in recovery

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Nearly a third of patients that have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage have PTSD. As such, the findings of a study published this past December by Thomas Schenk, Ph.D. of Durham University’s Wolfson Research Institute, are of great importance. According to the study’s findings, published in the journal Neurosurgery, patients with PTSD who have suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage experience greater difficulty both physically and mentally with their recovery. At three months and 13 months patients with PTSD who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage experienced impaired mental quality of life; at 13 months this same group was found to have a lessened physical quality of life. According to the authors of the study, “these findings suggest that the frequent occurrence of PTSD after subarachnoid hemorrhage is partly to blame for the surprisingly low quality of life found in many subarachnoid hemorrhage patients who in other respects make a good recovery.” The researchers went on to say that teaching patients coping skills to deal with PTSD early on could help to reduce deficits in recovery in this population. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

To explore the issue, researchers examined 105 patients (mean age 53) who had sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage. At three and 13 months post-ictus, they were evaluated for TTSD, fatigue, sleep problems, cognitive and physical outcomes, and quality of life.

The researchers also recruited 87 healthy controls for fatigue and sleep comparisons.

At both evaluations, 37.1% of the patients had PTSD, with a median symptom severity of moderate to severe. This rate is about four-fold higher than in the general population and comparable to the prevalence among soldiers returning from war, according to the researchers.

Compared with published reference values, quality of life was significantly reduced across all domains at three months (P<0.006), and across all domains except for physical functioning, general health, and emotional role limitations at 13 months (P<0.05).

Fatigue was significantly higher among hemorrhage patients in both assessments (P<0.008 for both). The majority of hemorrhage patients (59%) had pathological fatigue at the first assessment — a higher rate than cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the researchers said.

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

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