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.

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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.

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The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 increases frequency and length of hospitalization in urban communities

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It is common knowledge that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent in those who have been engaged in military combat. However, what about urban populations? A recent study published in the April issue of Medical Care states that PTSD is common among the urban poor. Furthermore, those with PTSD are more likely to have longer and more hospital stays.

The study focused on a sample of 592 patients at a primary care clinic located in an urban area. Of the patients, 22% had PTSD. This group was found to be twice as likely to have been hospitalized within the past year. According to Dr. Liebschutz, these findings are important because PTSD is “under-recognized and under-treated” in this population. This reality is unfortunate as effective treatments for PTSD are available. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Participants with PTSD had a past-year hospitalization incidence rate ratio of 2.2 (95% CI 1.4 to 3.7) and an incidence rate ratio of 2.6 (95% CI 1.4 to 5.0) for nights spent in hospital. Psychiatric hospitalizations were not counted.

Dr. Liebschutz said in an interview that the findings are important because PTSD is “under-recognized and under-treated” in patients whose condition does not stem from military combat or sexual assault.

She said most earlier research on the ripple effects of PTSD have focused on those populations, not on people whose post-traumatic stress has other sources.

Better recognition of PTSD in urban populations and its negative consequences could improve their long-term health, since effective treatment for PTSD is available, the researchers said.

To get a better sense of the scope of the problem, the researchers enrolled 509 consecutive patients who had previously visited the clinic and consented to participate, and an additional 98 oversampled for alcohol and drug use and irritable bowel syndrome to enable previously planned subgroup analyses.

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

Click here for information on the treatment of PTSD

Pastoral Action Point: Understanding that PTSD effects people in urban areas helps to dispel the myth that only those who have been engaged in combat or some other tumultuous event experience the disorder. This truth increases awareness of the diversity of behavioral health issues that individuals encounter state side.

Click here for an informative guide to help identify signs of PTSD

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