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.

Sibling Bullying Isn’t Healthy

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Anyone who has an older sibling is well aware of the type of sibling bullying and taunting that occurs within the household. The vast majority of parents consider it normal, but CBS News says that it may not be so harmless.

A new study claims that taunting or aggression by brothers and sisters is connected to significantly worse mental health in children when compared to children who hadn’t been bullied by their siblings. The researchers, lead by Corinna Jenkins Tucker, associate professor of family studies at the University of New Hampshire, said the affect is equatable to peer bullying, which has been shown to increase the risk for psychological problems as an adult.

“Even kids who reported just one instance had more mental health distress,” lead author Corinna Jenkins Tucker, associate professor of family studies at UNH and lead author of the research, said in a press release. “Our study shows that sibling aggression is not benign for children and adolescents, regardless of how severe or frequent.”

The study analyzed data from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), a national survey of 3,600 children ranging from one month to 17 years old. Thirty-two percent of the children reported sibling bullying.

The researchers then looked for signs of mental health distress such as anxiety of depression symptoms, and they found the overall rates of mental health problems brought on by sibling aggression was the same across all ages, and roughly equal to the signs reported by those who endured peer bullying.

“If siblings hit each other, there’s a much different reaction than if that happened between peers,” Tucker explained. “It’s often dismissed, seen as something that’s normal or harmless. Some parents even think it’s beneficial, as good training for dealing with conflict and aggression in other relationships.”

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