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.

Study: Girls’ Self Image May Affect Future Weight

“Where a teenage girl finds herself on the social ladder during her school years” can determine her weight gain proximity in the future. Over 4000 girls, average age of fifteen, were studied over a two year period. Where they saw themselves ranked among their peers was a determinate factor in weight gain. Although all teenage girls in the study naturally gained some weight over a period of years, girls that thought themselves to be less popular among their peers were 69% more likely to increase their body mass index by 2 units (11 excessive/ unnecessary pounds). Conversely, girls who found themselves to rank higher in popularity also gained weight, but only about 6 ½ pounds.

One limitation to the study was that data collected by the researchers was from ‘self-reports” of changes in height and weight, rather than reporting to a physician for documentation. Before collecting data for the study, the researchers took in to account the participant’s weight, BMI, diet, household income, race/ethnicity, and whether or not they had reached puberty.

All the teenagers were asked the same questions; for instance, “Where would you place yourself on the ladder?” The ladder represented a social scale from 1-10, 10 being the highest and associated with the most respect from peers and 1 being the lowest. 4, 264 girls ranked themslves 5 or higher on the ladder, while 182 said they were 4 or below on the ladder.

The study reflected that teenage girls are sensitive and easily affected by their social environments, possibly affecting physical health and or mental health. Adina Lemeshow, who began the study as a Harvard School of Public Health graduate student, stated, “How girls feel about themselves should be part of all obesity- prevention strategies.” Clea McNeely of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health called the study strong and stated, “Subjective social status is not just an uncomfortable experience you grow out of, but can have important health consequences.” McNeely went on to state that adults are still the most influential role models in the lives of teenage girls.

I believe, as women, it is our job to be examples throughout the lives of these young girls. Respect is not outdated; it is time tested and key to fostering relationships that will increase trust and affect change.

Click here to read an article from CNN that discusses the study

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