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.

Youths diagnosed with PTSD at higher risk for suicide

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According to findings from a study recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, inner city youths diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at a much higher risk for suicidality. According the study, which examined individuals between the ages of 20 to 23 years of age, inner city youths with PTSD are at almost three times the risk of suicide. The authors of the study, commenting on the findings stated, “The major finding of this study is that PTSD, but not trauma, is an independent predictor of a subsequent suicide attempt in this sample.” Among teens without a history of trauma there was no increase of risk for suicide compared to general populations. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings in more depth:

The study involved participants in a cohort study that enrolled some 2,300 Baltimore first-graders in 1985 and 1986, about half boys and 67% African-American and other nonwhite ethnicities.

About 1,700 were interviewed extensively when they were 20 to 23 years old. Of those, 1,570 were included in the current study. They included 297 with no reported trauma exposure, 1,173 with exposure but no PTSD, and 100 with PTSD.

In all, 6% of the cohort available for the follow-up interviews had developed PTSD.

Of those with the condition, 10 (10%) told the interviewers that they had attempted suicide at some point in their lives.

There were 29 attempts among the 1,173 with trauma exposure but without PTSD (2.4%), and 16 of the 297 with no trauma exposure attempted suicide (5.4%).

The significance of PTSD as a risk factor remained strong after adjusting for history of major depression, alcohol abuse or dependence, and drug abuse or dependence, the researchers said.

But when they stratified their sample according to whether PTSD stemmed from assaultive victimhood — being raped, beaten, shot, stabbed, held captive, or threatened with a weapon — versus other types of traumatic stress, they found that only the former was a significant factor in suicidality.

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

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