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.

When Does Worry Become Abnormal?

Generalized Anxiety DisorderWhen is worrying not normal? We all worry, but for some worrying can become overwhelming or never ending. When that worrying starts to take over, according to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is when generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) sets in.

People with GAD jump from worry to worry, usually focused on specific things that may not be rooted in reality. They may go from worrying about finances, onto worrying about the health of someone they know, on to something else. Meanwhile, they may not be in financial trouble, and often the people they worry about are in fine heath.

It is obviously normal to worry about finances or health if you are facing bankruptcy or if you know someone afflicted with cancer, but worries not grounded in reality are a big red flag for GAD, according to Live Science. Another key sign is that the worry begins to impair their functioning or causing evident significant distress.

“They are so unable to turn off the worries they can’t function well at work. It’s in their heads all the time, when they are with other people, or at home with the kids,” said Robin Rosenberg, co-author of the psychology textbook “Abnormal Psychology”.

What sets this condition apart from those dealing with panic disorder is that the anxiety accompanying generalized anxiety disorder is low-key and chronic. Often sufferers find themself worrying without knowing what they are worrying about.

The criteria for GAD has stayed largely the same with the release of the new DSM, but statistically women over the age of 40 are more likely to be diagnosed with GAD than men, and the worries appear to change based on environment. In third-world countries or less developed regions, GAD patients tend to worry more about natural disasters, while those in industrialized or technologically developed countries tend to worry about human problems more.

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