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.

Rick and Kay Warren Establish Mental Health Ministry

A year ago, Rick and Kay Warren’s lives were torn apart when their son Matthew died from a self-inflicted gunshot. Rick, pastor of Saddleback Church, still finds himself in tears daily. He still searches for answers, and spends his evenings journaling and trying to understand God’s purpose in allowing Matthew to suffer with mental illness for 27 years.

Rick Warren in 2006 Source: Steve Jurvetson

Rick Warren in 2006
Source: Steve Jurvetson

But, while many would allow themselves to be dragged down by loss and confusion, Rick and Kay Warren have focused on turning the negative into something positive. Rick told the Huffington Post recently that he frequently prays that something good can come out of such a tragedy, and on Friday the Warrens announced plans to make sure that happens.

Just eight days shy of the one year anniversary of their son’s death, the Warrens announced a new chapter of their ministry, which has previously used their influence to be one of the nation’s most potent forces in addressing alcohol addictions, drug abuse, orphan care, and HIV/AIDS.

The new chapter begins with The Conference on the Church and Mental Health, a daylong event which will be broadcast online, and has gathered over 3,000 registrations and features a lineup consisting of pastors, academics, and psychiatrists all hoping to grapple with the stigma of mental illness and suicide in the church.

“In God’s garden of grace, even a broken tree bears fruit,” Warren said in his interview with The Huffington Post, reflecting on a journal entry he wrote when Matthew was alive that’s taken on new meaning after his death. “We knew that even with the massive pain we were going through, we would have to use it to help others.”

The conference is just the start. Saddleback church has teamed with Bishop Kevin Vann of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County for a long-term campaign hoping to spread the mental illness conversation to churches across the country.

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