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.

Should Parents Tell Children That They Are Different From Other Children


Parents of children with special needs such as autism often ask if it is alright to tell their children that they are different from other kids. Unfortunately, no parent would want their children to label themselves as such. Moreover, children who are labeled as being different are often stigmatized by society as a whole. In fact, children with special needs are labeled with words like defiant, disruptive, difficult, selfish and –the most dehumanizing of all words – abnormal.

The problem becomes if a child is labeled they are type-casted to posses certain behaviors and mannerisms that are generally observed among kids with a particular condition.  In most cases, people may assume that a child may not be able to function properly in society or may not be able to learn properly compared with other children.  It may be offensive to most parents, but children with special needs are often labeled as disabled.  This makes the situation worse.  Let us look at one story about a family’s struggle with society and raising a child with Asperger Syndrome.

Sydney’s Story

Sydney is a special girl who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when she was in the 4th grade. This particular condition, is linked to autism and is more common in boys than girls. Her mother wanted her to understand that she is different from other children, but wanted to do it in a way that would not hurt her daughter’s feelings. Fortunately, being raised in a Christian family, Sydney was able to understand her condition. Her mother told her that even if she is different from other children, she is gifted with a lot of talents by God and love from her family.

Surprisingly, Sydney responded and felt reinforced after her parents were able to help her understand what her condition was all about. Although her condition has no known cure, she still strives hard in her own way to grow up as an independent and wise young girl.  In fact, while growing up, Sydney experienced a lot of ridicule from her peers and even teachers. Prior to her knowledge about her condition, she was suspended from school countless times and was even expelled from five different schools by the time she entered third grade. Everybody thought that she would grow up to be a misfit or a juvenile delinquent. However, with the love that she received from her parents and family as well as giving her the right labels, she became an honor student in middle school.   She is now helping foster children overcome negative labels placed on them.

With Sydney’s story, parents should not be afraid to tell their children about their conditions. If they are given the right labels and also receive the love and support from their families, then they will grow up to be responsible in the future.

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