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.

Who Has Lead Our Children To Narcissism

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A worrying trait is being identified as the key descriptor of millennials.  John Stein recently talked about this in the Time Magazine article The New Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All, but he is far from the first academic to note the significant rise of narcissism and entitlement in millennials,  sometimes called Generation Yers, referring to those born between 1980 and 2000.

Stein himself references studies showing a large increase in narcissistic personality disorder in the general population over the past forty years and college student test results highlighting higher scores of narcissism over the past few decades. What could have lead to this? Why is vanity on the rise?

Stein traces the rise of narcissism to a pattern in parenting starting in the 1970’s that focused on building self-esteem in young people, which inadvertently fed ego and entitlement rather than deserved or hard-earned confidence. The Center For Christian Counseling and Relationship Development explains there became a habit of telling children they were special or that they could do or become anything they want.

When one-sided child rearing which emphasized self-esteem without realistic limitations or humility, it reacts and turns into resentment or great disappointment. Sometimes it can become delusion. Many will learn over time the hard truth that most of us aren’t special, but we are lovable and should accept our imperfections. Others will fall into despair when they face that reality, and others will be deluded by external validation without ever looking inside to find what makes them special.

We have all heard the phrase “the sun doesn’t revolve around you,” and it’s true for all of us. We are born self-centered, but it is the job of parents to show children how the world runs on people working together. Most of us may not be special on our own, but in hard work and cooperation with others we can become much more than our individual might.

Most importantly, every child needs to be shown that they are not special. We are all imperfect, and we are all sinful, but we all have our strengths and are worthy of love and the forgiveness of god. Humility is the cure to narcissism but it needs to be taught at a young age.

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