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.

The Fruit of Joy

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

There are nine defined fruits of the spirit that Galatians teaches us and last week we talked about the fruit of love. Today we are going to discuss the fruit of Joy (Galatians 5:22).

Joy produces strength. The greatest joy you can have in your life is accepting Christ. Without Christ, there is a sense of emptiness and a struggle to be happy. The world cannot offer the joy that Christ can give you. Trying to obtain joy through other means will only result in superficial joy. Some people take drugs and drink alcohol in an attempt to find happiness. That is false joy. Joy lifts the burdens that you are carrying.  Sometimes in tough situations we just need to put on the garment of praise and allow ourselves to rejoice in the Lord even if we don’t feel like it.

When people feel down, they are encouraged to take walks, because exercise releases endorphins that can make them feel better. It is the same situation if we have lost our joy. We may need to think about positive things. We may need to talk to someone. It is a choice for the fruit of joy to operate in our loves. Praise gets your mind off of you and onto the Lord. He knows what we are struggling with even before we begin to pray.

No one can take your fruit of joy but you. (John16:22)Everything we go through is temporal. It does not last forever and in some situations, there is nothing you can do about it – so why not put on the garment of praise. What causes a heavy heart?  Forgiveness, sin, grief or a broken spirit: In proverbs 17:22, it says, “A happy heart is a good medicine and a cheerful mind work healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”

Next week we will be talking about the fruit of peace.

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