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 in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

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

As a chaplain member of the Disaster Spiritual Care team, I know that many folks are unaware of the mental health services available. Environmental stress, like in the most recent disaster in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has affected the lives of many. Spiritual Care Chaplains not only serve families that were affected by the catastrophic event, but also those who serve as first responders.

The death toll rise compared to other disaster events in Louisiana, is at an all time high. Chaplains play a critical role in contacting the surviving loved ones. Humanitarian efforts in providing pastoral care and referrals to mental health services are one of many roles of the spiritual care chaplain assigned to a command post.

Chaplain are certified in disaster response, crisis response and obtain other training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA].  Their role is an important one as chaplains not only offer prayer and support, but also act as the go between for collaborative agencies involved like FEMA. The American Red Cross recently activated an Emotional and  Spiritual Care Division.

Many other organizations that have not incorporated spiritual care humanitarian efforts, are now becoming engaged in the process.  All spiritual care chaplains that become involved in disaster response have several things in common. Chaplains provide impartial and neutral assistance to all victims, regardless of church affiliation or absence of faith.

One of the key roles of serving as a disaster relief spiritual care chaplain, is to recognize the need for emotional care referral to mental health services. These services are free to those who want temporary counseling. The mental health disaster liaison will then make a referral for ongoing counseling to their local community mental health provider, if additional counseling services are needed.

Many people have lost everything. They have no idea where they are going to live and even some have had to leave their home state. This can become quite overwhelming, stressful and even cause feelings of anger. Some of these symptoms can be treated with short term counseling. For others already facing mental health challenges, the additional stress of a disaster can be overwhelming.

If you have been affected by a disaster and feel overwhelmed or just want to talk to someone, we are here for you!

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