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.

Stress is linked with stroke


According to recent findings published in the March 4 issue of Neurology, stress is linked with stroke. However, the study did not find a connection between depression and stroke. The study found that psychological distress is associated with both fatal and nonfatal strokes. According to Paul Surtees, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, for every one unit of standard deviation on a psychological distress scale, stroke risk increased by 11%. The study utilized 20,627 participants that had not had strokes between the ages of 41 and 80. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reveals more:

In a study of 20,627 stroke-free participants, ages 41 to 80, the investigators completed baseline assessments of major depressive disorder (defined by DSM-IV) and of “mental health well being” (defined by the Mental Health Inventory, MHI-5). The participants were enrolled in the EPIC-Norfolk population-based, prospective, cohort cancer study.

The participants filled out the Health and Life Experiences Questionnaire (HLEQ), an assessment that included criteria for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

The HLEQ also included a five-item version of the Mental Health Inventory (MH-5), a score that included major psychological distress.

During 8.5 years of follow-up, 595 incident strokes were recorded and 28% were fatal.

After adjustment for age, sex, smoking, and a long list of confounders, major depressive disorder within the previous 12 months for 1,083 individuals (5.3%) did not increase the stroke risk (HR 1.08, 95% CI 0.67 to 1.75).

Nor did lifetime major depression in 3,184 individuals (15.4%). The HR was 1.13 (95% CI 0.85 to 1.50), the researchers reported.

However, changes in MH1-5 scores evaluating psychological distress did have a relationship to stroke risk.

Mean score was 76.9 (SD 16.4) with slightly lower scores for women than for men.

Click here for the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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