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.

Schizophrenia: Findings from recent studies

In some ways diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia has traditionally been approached categorically and without much creativity. However, findings from recent studies have created new resolve in psychiatric researchers to look for answers about schizophrenia that are “out side of the box.” Several recent studies have indicated that schizophrenia is not just a singular problem with a standardized solution but rather a disease that encompasses a variety of mental health disorders that should be treated individualistically. One such study indicated that genetic mutations, which some have assumed would have been similar in nature among those with schizophrenia, are in fact unique, varying greatly from patient to patient. Findings from studies such as this one are causing a shift in thinking about schizophrenia and are already changing treatment plans to address the disorder. The following is an interesting article from the New York Times which discusses some new thinking about schizophrenia:

Yet there’s a restless energy among psychiatric researchers now, and it’s in part because of several recent studies that, paradoxically, reveal how insufficient current theories about schizophrenia are. Schizophrenia is not a single problem with a uniform solution, these results suggest. Rather, the disease most likely comprises a variety of related mental disorders, with an underlying biology and symptoms that can differ from person to person.

That shift in thinking has already led to expanded treatment options for some patients, and it is likely to guide research on the disorder for years to come.

Perhaps the most striking demonstration of how biologically diverse schizophrenia may be came in a gene study published in March. An analysis of blood samples revealed that rare and previously undetectable genetic mutations were strongly associated with the development of the disorder.

Click here to read the rest of this article from the New York Times

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