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.

Rumination may decrease the risk of dementia later in life

Findings from a study recently released at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease reveal that those who spend their 40s and 50s focusing on life’s daily woes may find themselves dementia-free in later years. Men who ruminated (went over and over worrisome details) during middle life were less likely (30-40%) to develop dementia in their 80s. The study was composed of 9,000 participants in the Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease study who were assessed for rumination in 1963. According to Ramit Ravona-Springer, M.D., of Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, rumination is the “unintentional process of repetitively focusing attention on one’s depressed mood and potential causes and implications of it.” In order to measure rumination participants were asked questions like, “when your wife/ children/peer/superior hurts you, do you forget this, tend to forget, tend to ruminate, or usually ruminate.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

Men who said they forgot or tended to forget scored low on the rumination scale with a one (forget) or two (tended to forget), while those who said they tend to ruminate received a three, and those who usually ruminate were given a four.

In 1999, the researchers conducted follow-up examinations on 1,715 of the 2,600 survivors of the original cohort.

At follow-up, 24% of the men who forgot about hurts inflicted by co-workers or superiors and 21% of those who forgot a hurt by a child or wife had developed dementia.

But only 14% of the men who usually ruminated over hurts inflicted by spouses or children and 15% of those who ruminated about hurts inflicted by peers and bosses had developed dementia.

There were no differences in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, or tobacco use by rumination status.

Men with the highest rumination score had a slightly higher survival rate after age 70 — 63% — but it was not significantly different from the survival rate for men with low rumination scores.

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

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