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.

Use it or lose it


Not engaging the mind in stimulating activities may contribute to memory loss in middle to older aged adults. According to findings from Yonas E. Geda, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues, middle-age and older adults that engage in mentally stimulating activities such as reading or social activities, as opposed to passive activities like watching TV, may reduce the odds of mild cognitive impairment by more than 40%. For adults over the age of 65, playing games, reading, using a computer, making crafts, and limiting TV, were associated with 30% to 50% lower risk of mild cognitive impairment. The following is an excerpt of a study from Medpage Today that reviews the findings in more depth:

In prior studies, stronger social ties have been linked to delayed cognitive decline and lower incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while other mentally-stimulating activities like video games have been seen to improve cognitive performance in older age. (See: Socially Active Seniors Stay Sharp and Video Games May Improve Cognition in the Older Population)

To see what effect activities have on risk of mild cognitive impairment, Dr. Geda’s group conducted a case-control study within an ongoing population-based study in Olmsted County, Minn.

The analysis included a random sample of 1,321 patient’s ages 70 to 89 surveyed on cognitive activities within the prior year and, retrospectively, in mid-life at ages 50 to 65.

Among the participants, 197 had mild cognitive impairment, which Dr. Geda referred to as the “grey zone between normal cognitive aging and dementia.”

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

Pastoral Action Point: Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” This study adds validity to the argument that social interaction (i.e. fellowship) is necessary for personal and spiritual health.

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