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.

Spiritual Care Approaches in Death and Dying

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

Recently, I took a course in Spiritual Care delivery services in death and dying through the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chaplaincy program. I took this course for personal growth as I’ve had too many loved ones die of terminal illness. I felt as though I was not equipped enough in my understanding of the dying process.

We tend to call the priest or chaplain when someone is near death, but in reality, I found that spiritual care can begin the moment someone finds out about their terminal illness. Many need to make peace with certain issues in their lives or evaluate the meaning of life overall. Spiritual caregivers are not just there for the individual, but can also provide spiritual care for the whole family. Spiritual care is important for the loved ones of the patient as well, because the dying process can be stressful for all involved. Caregivers, in particular, can “burn out” and need support.

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America said there “are certain basic human needs that exist as long as we live — comfort, connection, and care, …the sense that their life is now severely limited.” [Huffington Post Religion, 3/6/11] People become more religious when they know their end of life has come.

Death is more than just a physical process. Many people who care for those who are dying report the observation of something other than the physical shutting down of the body’s systems as someone approaches death.

In contrast, some people seem to make a deliberate choice to die alone. They appear to wait until everyone has left the room before they die.

These experiences can be profoundly healing, and often enable the person to let go and die at peace. But are we prepared to die? Some Christians believe they do this because they have Christ in the center of their heart. Some die with peace while others seem to struggle.  If you were to die today, have you made peace with yourself and with your loved ones?

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