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.

Review: Paul Wellston Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

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Changes are underway to create equity in group health plan policies for the treatment of mental health and substance abuse diagnosis. On March 6th the House of Representatives passed the Paul Wellston Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. Support for the legislation was overwhelming at 268 for, and 148 against. The bill requires group health insurers and health plans to create parity between coverage for substance abuse and mental health treatment and medical / surgical benefits. In particular, the bill ensures that out-of-network mental health costs will be covered just as out-of-network medical and surgical services are. Additionally, the bill ensures that diagnosis for mental health and substance abuse, which have been given by the medical community, are covered. Charles B. Rangel, Ways and Means Committee Chairman, said, “This bill rights an unconscionable wrong… Today we have made a great stride toward eliminating discrimination against people with mental illness and addiction, and I am proud of the House for working to correct this great injustice.” Obviously, the bill has the overwhelming support of advocates as well as organizations that treat mental illness and addiction. The following is an excerpt from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s website, a forum that discusses current legislation, which gives an overview of the bill:

Specifically, the bipartisan bill prohibits insurers and group health plans from imposing treatment or financial limitations when they offer mental health benefits that are more restrictive from those applied to medical and surgical services.

The bill applies only to insurers and group health plans that provide mental health benefits. It also exempts businesses of 50 or fewer employees; and businesses that experience an overall premium increase of 2 percent or more in the first year and 1 percent in subsequent years.

Over the last eight years, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) has made “parity” coverage for mental health care available to Members of Congress and 8.5 million other federal employees. Research has shown that there has been no significant cost increase attributable to this parity requirement in FEHBP.

Furthermore, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated a miniscule impact on premiums for the mental health parity bill – just two-tenths of one percent.

The two offsets in this bill were included in the CHAMP (Children’s Health and Medicare Protection) Act, which the House passed on August 1, 2007. One increases the rebate (or discount) that pharmaceutical companies are required to provide to State Medicaid programs for drugs provided to Medicaid beneficiaries. The second prohibits physicians from referring patients to hospitals in which they have an ownership interest (with a grandfather provision).

Click here to read more from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s website

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