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.

Times Are Tough: Pastors May Feel Overwhelmed

ShadowySanctuary Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

It seems at times that our community is bursting at the seams with need.  In many situations, the church becomes an individual’s best chance at receiving help and support.  Pastors get hit hard during these tough times.  You don’t have enough staff, volunteers or qualified counselors to meet the demands of your congregation.  It’s not fun to receive phone calls in the middle of the night, or from a member who is suicidal. There is also a dangerous myth, that if you are a Christian, you shouldn’t go to the secular world to seek counseling.  This myth is the farthest from the truth.  How can you pray your way of it, if you don’t know the extent of what you’re dealing with?  Talking to a mental health professional can help you identify the root of the problem.  Then you can also use scripture and prayer toward your healing.

God created counselors to help heal the body of Christ. We all have a part in the body and we need each other.  More pastors are realizing that they need more training in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.  The Department of Mental Health adopted Faith Partners and provided training on identifying mental health and substance abuse issues.  It is important for pastors to be educated about when to refer their members to obtain professional help.  More and more counselors are being certified as Christian Counselors, which is now being widely accepted across the nation.

I was reading an article, written by the New York Times dated, November 28, 2014, that reported  in a study by Matthew Stanford, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, 71 percent of Baptist pastors said they were unable to recognize mental illness. In another study, he found that while 55 of 70 seminaries offered pastoral counseling electives, directors said that students were often unable to fit them into their schedules.

As an outreach community chaplain for Brookhaven Hospital, we can provide pastors with a presentation to you and your pastoral team about our Renewal Christian Care Program, and the referral process.  Brookhaven Hospital’s Renewal Christian Care program is here to serve you, to help you recognize symptoms of behaviors that may need to be addressed by professional counseling.

We also invite pastors to attend our Renewal Christian Care seminar on February 12, 2015. Our next speaker will be Chief Chaplain Danny Lynchard, Tulsa Police Department.  Please contact Lydia D’Ross at 918-438-4257 to register to attend.

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