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 Navy Yard Tragedy Highlights Our Need For Mental Health Resources


Aaron Alexis MugshotA week ago, September 16th, the nation was struck by yet another deadly shooting when Aaron Alexis walked into the US Navy Yard in Washington D.C. and killed 12 people. The tragic incident has sparked discussion yet again about gun control in the United States, and while it is a valid conversation, it may be missing the point. Instead, we should really be talking about the lack of resources available to those with mental health and the connection between mental health and gun violence.

It should be noted that many studies have shown the largest predictor of violent tendencies is drug or alcohol addiction, but when combined with mental health issues these issues create an especially deadly combination. The 10 worst mass shootings in US history have resulted in the deaths of 332 people according to Dr. Matthew Stanford, PhD, and only one of those events involved someone who wasn’t suffering from mental health problems. It is unclear if Alexis abused any substances, but others who have committed some of these mass killings such as James Holmes had a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

It is obvious the availability of high powered assault rifles certainly contributed to these deadly events and high death tolls, but mental health was also a significant factor in every case except that of the religious extremist Maj. Nidal Hasan who killed 18 individuals at Ft. Hood.

The mentally ill are statistically no more violent than your average person. Mental health problems are however a common link between nearly every major shooting. When someone under extreme mental or psychological distress, access to high power military weapons simply can not lead to a good ending. As Stanford says, “guns are a problem, but comprehensive mental health reform is the answer.”

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