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 pressure to be thin


“There were bags of vomit everywhere” – Joni Harbeck, Model

As a woman, the pressure to be thin is intense; as a model, the pressure is overwhelming. The fact of the matter is that in the modeling world “thin is in.” Designers do not make clothes to fit the model; models are forced to fit the designer. What exactly does the perfect model look like? According to most modeling agencies, she has no larger than a 34-inch hip and is 5-foot- 10 or 5-foot- 11. According to Jennifer Mangan, president of Exposure modeling agency, girls that fit these measurements may have a “skeletal” build. However, “skeletal” does not do justice to the condition some of these girls are in. After two South African models recently died of complications related to anorexia, the consequences of being too thin are being realized by the international modeling community. The fact is that eating disorders can be fatal, if nothing else, “extremely harmful” with “long-term effects.” If you or someone that you know is suffering from an eating disorder seek professional help before it is too late. The following is an excerpt of an article that outlines the current dilemma of eating disorders in the world of modeling:

When Joni Harbeck left Kansas to pursue a modeling career in New York she was 18 years old, 5-foot-11 tall and weighed 145 pounds.

She quickly got a strong message: Lose weight.

Once she was down 20 pounds, she was mainstreamed into the usual budding model routine. She was sent to Milan to build up her photo book before returning to New York and living in an East Village apartment with other models.

There she saw signs of a disturbing reality of the modeling industry. She found evidence that two models suffered bulimia, an eating disorder in which people binge on food and purge.

“There were bags of vomit everywhere,” says Harbeck, who now does New York fashion runway and photography work.

Harbeck’s experience points to a tragic side of a glamorous profession. Catwalk models are thin. Some, of course, are naturally small because they are young, 15 or 16 years old, and not yet developed.

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