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.

Religious feelings have an association with greater likelihood of survival


According to findings from a large study (92,000 female participants), religious feelings have an association with greater likelihood of survival. The study, which was published in Psychology and Health online, found that women who reported certain types of religious feelings had hazard ratios of 0.80 to 0.89 (P<0.05) for all causes of mortality. According to Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., of Yeshiva University, and colleagues, "In an effort to assess which pathways may be relevant to the decreased mortality found for those with religious affiliation and more frequent religious service attendance, causes of death were compared across groups… however, no significant differences were found." The group concluded that while the association between religious feelings and lengthier survival seems real the reasons for it are still unknown. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

At baseline in the study, women were asked whether they had a religious affiliation; how frequently they attended worship services; and whether religion provided a great deal of strength and comfort, a little, or none.

The hazard ratios for all-cause death during follow-up associated with these variables, relative to participants expressing the lowest level of religious attachment, were:

* Having a religious affiliation: HR 0.84 (95% CI 0.75 to 0.93)
* Attending services less than weekly: HR 0.85 (95% CI 0.79 to 0.92)
* Attending services weekly: HR 0.80 (95% CI 0.75 to 0.86)
* Attending services more often than weekly: HR 0.80 (95% CI 0.73 to 0.87)
* Religion provides a little comfort: HR 0.95 (95% CI 0.86 to 1.05)
* Religion provides a great deal of comfort: HR 0.89 (95% CI 0.82 to 0.98)

These hazard ratios reflected adjustments for age, ethnicity, income, education, body mass index, and current morbidities.

The apparent benefits of deriving substantial strength and comfort from religion disappeared when the researchers also controlled for smoking and alcohol consumption.

And having a religious affiliation was no longer a protective factor when these health behaviors and psychosocial variables, such as self-reported social support and life satisfaction, were included in the analysis.

But the protective effect of attendance at religious services at least weekly remained significant in these enhanced models, with hazard ratios of 0.87 to 0.90 (P<0.05).

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

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