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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Links “Casual Sex” and Poor Mental Health

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Generalized Anxiety DisorderWhile we all know the Bible clearly explains that premarital sex is a sin, it is a sin many of us have committed and been forgiven for. It is also something strongly associated with our college years, where society urges young adults to experiment and learn about themselves. College students are all aware of what “hooking up” is, and even if they abstain, everyone knows someone who does it. We know this type of activity can be harmful to our spiritual health and our relationships, but according to a new study, it may also be harmful to mental health.

To be clear, I’m not trying to be one of the Christians preaching that having sex outside of marriage will make you “crazy” or some other sort of propaganda type message. Many have committed the sin of premarital sex and gone on to live happy lives, and forgiveness is always given by the lord for those who seek it. However, the study published in The Journal of Sex Research found that students who engaged in casual sex also showed higher levels of general anxiety, social anxiety, and depression.

The survey was a part of a larger study examining the interplay among culture, identity, health, and risky behavior among college students, and questioned the sexual behavior and mental health of over 3,900 heterosexual college students between the ages of 18 and 25. Students from 30 different colleges and universities across the nation were asked if they had “casual sex” with someone they had known less than a week in the 30 days prior to the study.

Students who reported having casual sex also reported lower levels of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness than those who reported not engaging in the behavior. However, researchers did stress that there were limitations to the survey.

Out of the 3,900 surveyed, only 11 percent of students reported participating in casual sex, leading researchers to believe it may be “somewhat atypical” behavior possibly more linked to symptoms of problematic behavior.

“I want to highlight that this study is correlational,” Dr. Melina Bersamin told U.S. News. “It may be that people who are depressed or anxious are more likely to seek out casual sex relationships and not that casual sex causes depression or anxiety.”

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