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 Issue of Psychiatric Treatment and The Fundamentally Religious


Psychiatry and religion are often thought of as existing at polar opposite ends of the spectrum, thanks in some part to some past psychiatrists being dismissive or downright antagonistic to organized religion. Meanwhile, the church has not always been accepting of mental illness as a legitimate medical and emotional condition.

In some ways, it may seem like the gap is widening in some areas. I’ve personally heard Christians advocate going to church in favor of a psychiatrist. It seems there is a fear that psychologists might impose secular values under the guise of mental health treatment, and some psychiatrists appear to think devout religion hinders mental health in certain situations.

Simply put, there’s a boundary problem and both sides may be at fault to some extent. Medscape Today explored the difficulties and even spats of antagonism between psychiatry and the more fundamentally religious and it paints a striking image of exactly how the two areas still come into conflict today.

Secular psychiatrists dealing with patients who are struggling with internal conflict between personal feelings and religion can do as much damage as forcing religion onto the person as a catch all solution, especially in complex and controversial issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and premarital sex.

The church may attempt to downright stifle these issues not allowing complete resolution, while a psychiatrist may try to push a the person away from the “negative” source in his life, ignoring all the other emotional and spiritual support the church offers.

There doesn’t have to be the deep divide between psychiatry and even the more conservative religious people though. There are a number of Christian psychologists out there who understand the special perspectives and beliefs of the religious and understand the need to work around their pre-existing beliefs, as well as non-religious or followers of other traditions that can comprehend the complex relationships between mental health and faith and properly help a patient or refer them to a better suited psychiatrist.

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