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.

Suicide rates among teenagers and young adults rising

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Suicide rates among teenagers and young adults are increasing in the United States. A recent report from the CDC revealed that suicide rates among teenagers and young adults increased by 8% from 2003 to 2004. Interestingly, the increase coincided with a 22% decline in the use of SSRIs after a mandate to adhere warning labels that indicated a “risk of suicidal ideation.” Groups that were identified as having the largest increase in suicide were boys 15 to 19, girls 10 to 14, and girls 15 to 19. There were no discernible differences in suicide rates among differing ethnic groups; researchers suggest that this may be due to limitations of the sample. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage today that discusses the findings in detail:

ATLANTA, Sept. 6 — Suicide rates among adolescents and young adults in the United States increased by 8% from 2003 to 2004, the largest increase in 15 years, CDC investigators reported today.

“In surveillance-speak this is a dramatic and huge increase,” said Ileana Arias, Ph.D., director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, in a press briefing.

The increase followed a decline in combined suicide rates for 10- to 24-year-olds of 28.5% from 1990 through 2003, reported Keri M. Lubell, Ph.D., and CDC colleagues in the Sept. 7 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

All of the increase in the latest figures can be accounted for by a spike in suicides among three groups: girls 10 to 14, girls 15 to 19, and boys 15 to 19.

For young girls, there was a shift away from suicide by firearms or poisoning toward hanging or suffocation.

The rise in suicide rates coincides with a 22% decline in pediatric prescriptions for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) after the implementation of black box warnings about the risk of suicidality and suicidal ideation, which was reported in the September issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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