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.

Surviving suicide

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Cases of suicide are often shrouded in secrecy because of the stigma connected with the act. However, this was not the case with Rob Chandler, a Windsor resident whose son took his own life. Following his son’s death Chandler found composure in a network of friends and in the faith community. This eventually led to Chandler becoming an Anglican deacon to minister to other families that had been affected by suicide. Chandler recalls that one of the greatest pieces of advice he was given was from a local minister who suggested that he not keep the means of his son’s death a secret. According to Chandler, “We said he sadly ended his life in the obituary. There is this stigma attached to suicide; person after person told us we were brave to do that. It was one of the best things we did for ourselves.”

The rate of suicides in Windsor has dropped from 55 in 1996 to 19 in 2006, according to Alive! Canada, a nonprofit organization. The organization recently held a workshop for faith leaders to support suicide awareness. According to Carol Mueller, organizer of the event, “We saw this workshop as a way to… bring together the social work and faith communities to work on suicide prevention and heightening awareness of the issues surrounding it.”

The following is an excerpt of an article from The Windsor Star that discusses suicide and the response of faith groups and the mental health community in Windsor, Canada:

When Rob Chandler’s son committed suicide in 2000, neighbors, friends, family and colleagues all came bearing the same thing: food.

And when it came time for the funeral even more food descended upon the Chandler household.

“On the day our world collapsed people brought food,” Chandler recalled at a workshop on suicide awareness for faith-based leaders held in Windsor Thursday.

“Spiritually oriented people always seem to bring food when there is a death and we ended up with about three months worth the day of Jeremy’s funeral,” said Chandler, whose experience coping his son’s suicide prompted him to become an Anglican deacon in 2003, to minister to others devastated by a family member’s suicide.

His son Jeremy was 38, married, had a new baby girl, and was a successful manager at a crane company — he seemed to have it all.

But, he had always suffered from low self-esteem and most likely depression, said Chandler.

Seven months before his death Jeremy and his family had left all their family and friends in Windsor for work in Kitchener.

Jeremy hanged himself at work on a Friday. Chandler calls that day “Black Friday.”

Click here to read the rest of this article from the Windsor Star

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