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.

Second suicide attempts are more likely to be successful in individuals where psychiatric disorders are present

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According to findings from a recent study, second suicide attempts are more likely to be successful in individuals where psychiatric disorders are present. Individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or unipolar depression who had previously attempted suicide had the highest risk of completing suicide the second time. The risk was highest during the first year following hospitalization for a suicide attempt. In bipolar and unipolar disorder, 63.8% of men and 42.3% of women committed suicide the first year following an unsuccessful attempt. Researchers conducting the study, commenting, stated, “The present results suggest that attempted suicide in those with schizophrenia or bipolar and unipolar disorder is particularly worrying and underlines the need for more focused care during at least the first two years after a suicide attempt.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that takes a closer look at the study’s results:

So the investigators took a cohort of 39,685 patients ages 10 and older (53% female; mean age 38.4 for men and 37.0 for women) who were hospitalized for a suicide attempt in Sweden from 1973 through 1982 and followed them until 2003.

Most (68%) were not diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder at hospital discharge.

The rest were diagnosed with one of the following disorders: bipolar and unipolar disorder (1,043), other depressive disorder (5,082), schizophrenia (713), anxiety disorder (1,328), adjustment disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder (764), alcohol abuse or dependence (2,702), drug abuse or dependence (385), or personality disorder (664).

In all diagnostic categories, a high percentage of the suicides during follow-up (13.5% to 63.8% in men and 14.3% to 53.9% in women) occurred during the first year.

The proportion of suicides occurring in the first year was high in the group free from psychiatric disorders as well (45.1% for men and 39.6% in women), although the completed suicide rate was low (5.1% in men and 2.8% in women).

Over the entire follow-up period, patients with bipolar and unipolar disorder (HR for men 3.5, 95% CI 3.0 to 4.2; HR for women 2.5, 95% CI 2.1 to 3.0) and schizophrenia (HR for men 4.1, 95% CI 3.5 to 4.8; HR for women 3.5, 95% CI 2.8 to 4.4) had the highest risk of successfully committing suicide.

Among patients with schizophrenia, 4.6% of the suicides in men and 2.8% in women were attributed to the disorder.

For those with unipolar and bipolar disorder, the corresponding percentages were 4% and 4.1%, respectively.

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

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