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.

Women with symptoms of depression are at a greater risk for a fatal cardiac event…

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According to findings from a study recently reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, women with symptoms of depression are at a greater risk for a fatal cardiac event. Obviously, women diagnosed with clinical depression are also at greater risk. William Whang, M.D., of Columbia University  Medical Center, commenting on the findings, stated “…the key message is that women need to be aware of the relationship between depression and coronary heart disease so they can manage their risk.” Previous studies have found that there may in fact be an association between coronary heart disease and depression; however, no study has provided a large prospective assessment of depression and fatal cardiac events. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study’s findings in more detail:

So they assessed 63,469 women evaluated in the Nurses’ Health Study who didn’t have coronary heart disease at baseline.

Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Mental Health Index (MHI-5) via questionnaires in 1992, 1996, and 2000, while antidepressant use was analyzed in 1996 and 2000. Endpoints included sudden coronary death, fatal coronary heart disease, and nonfatal myocardial infarction.

The researchers found that depressive symptoms were associated with coronary heart disease events, and were most strongly correlated to fatal events (HR 1.49, 95% CI 1.11 to 2.00).

For clinically diagnosed depression, there was a strong association with sudden cardiac death (HR 2.23, 95% CI 1.47 to 3.70), which seemed to result primarily from an elevated risk among women who used antidepressants (HR 3.34, 95% CI 2.03 to 5.50).

The researchers cautioned, however, that their study could not prove causality.

“By no means are we suggesting that women should stop taking their antidepressant medication,” Dr. Whang said. “Most likely, what we found represents that women who take antidepressants are more depressed, and that depression is not captured by assessment of their symptoms.”

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

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