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.

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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.

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.

The APA Removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ From DSM-5

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The American Psychiatric Association has removed “Gender Identity Disorder” from its official list of mental illnesses, the DSM-5, which psychiatrists across the country use to make informed diagnoses of patients.

Gender Identity Disorder, or a condition where a person identifies as the other gender, has been classified as a mental illness until the new version of the DSM-5 was announced, and now the LGBT community has persuaded the APA that the condition is a sexual identity such as being homosexual, after years of lobbying for the change.

Now, the only form of gender identity disorder, or transgendered people considered to have a mental illness are those experiencing “gender dysphoria,” meaning the person deals with inner conflict with their self-identification.

This is of course a fairly big win for the LGBT community, and the revision comes shortly after a federal judge ordered a prison to provide a gender re-assignment surgery to an inmate. The decision to change the classification was likely supported by the UN’s own anti-discrimination resolution which included gender identity as equivalent to race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Religious sects around the world have their own opinions on the issue of sexual identity, so speaking on the ethicacy of the issue is a complex issue that could fill its own book, but suffice to say the largest Christian tradition, the Catholic Church, is not in favor of the APA’s view of gender identity disorder.

Before his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI described the rejection of innate male and female sexual identities as a denial of God, according to the National Catholic Register. Pope Francis is highly unlikely to have much of a different understanding of gender identity disorder, or homosexuality as a whole, given his previously stated stance on the issue.

Of course, other churches will have their own understandings of the issue, and some have been accepting to transgendered members of their congregations, while others view those with gender identity disorder as immoral, depending on their unique understandings of scripture.

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