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.

Where did I put my Keys? : The Mystery of Hidden Symptoms

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

You may laugh at yourself sometimes when you reflect on situations in your own life when you may feel like you are losing it.  I know most people have experienced losing their keys or wallets, and then found those items where they thought they had just looked.  I especially laugh at myself when I make an appointment to the doctor because of pain somewhere in my body, but then, when the doctor comes in, the pain is gone.

It is funny how things like this happen to us in life.  We have symptoms that we may or may not recognize, and they disappear and reappear.  Real change happens when we really listen to those symptoms, and act upon them immediately.   Medical doctors tell us what we need to do to prevent heart disease, diabetes or other illnesses. We have family generational history that our doctors ask us about, so that they can monitor our health more closely.

This also applies to our mental health, as we have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and our overall wellbeing. This includes our inner spirit.  Recognizing symptoms like sudden weight loss or increased appetite, loss of sleep or increased sleep is important as these are physical symptoms that need to be check out by a doctor. Other symptoms that we sometimes overlook are symptoms of depression or fatigue, mood swings, crying spells, lack of energy, or agitation.   Sometimes a loss of a loved one can be very traumatic and we ignore symptoms like anger, shock, denial, guilt, despair or depression, which can be a normal part of the grieving process as they go through their journey of healing.  However, some people dealing with grief can get stuck in those symptoms.

Have you ever said to yourself, “I am really going to deal with this problem,” but, yet, it continues to be a thorn in your side?  Peter said the same thing when he pleaded in prayer to Jesus. “Lord how long must I endure….” And Jesus simply told him “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) We draw strength from God by learning how to overcome our weaknesses.  Our weakness is actually our strength, because we realize that without God’s strength, we cannot overcome our difficulties on our own.

At Brookhaven Hospital, our counseling team recognizes these symptoms. We know that it takes courage to recognize that you might need help.  With professional Christian counselors made available for you through our Renewal Christian Care Program, we want you to know there is no shame in seeking help.

Don’t wait any longer. These symptoms cannot be ignored.  Incredible things happen when you begin to take control of your symptoms, instead of letting your symptoms control you. Call us:

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