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.

Why are college students straying from their faith?

Disappointment

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

I  know from my son’s experience that he struggled with his faith when he entered his first year of college. He had previously been taught about the Christian faith, had given his life to Christ and read the Bible daily.  At the age of 15, he took on a special project to cross reference other religious beliefs against the Bible. He became quite skilled at Apologetics, the reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine.

We have found through his experiment that a lot young people are forced  go to church by their parents. When the young man woman goes to a secular college, they find themselves being taught by professors who challenge them about why they believe the way they do. Sadly, some of these youngsters did not have a strong relationship with Christ to begin with, and end up agreeing with the professor’s philosophy about life.

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA found that 52% of college students reported frequent church attendance the year before they entered college. Only 29 % continued frequent church attendance by their junior year. Reasons given were loss of interest and time constraints.

The Fuller Youth Institute  showed “40%-50% of students in youth groups struggle with their faith after graduation.”  The Barna Study in 2006 said “most twenty somethings put their Christianity on the shelf.”

It is also interesting that the college student who previously stopped going to church, tend to return to church after they marry and start having kids of their own. Life Way Research Study in 2007 said 35% will eventual return back to their faith.

As our kids get settled into college life, we need to support them in ways to continue to practice their faith.

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