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By On December 28th, 2016

Eating Disorders: A Faith-based Approach towards Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital In Thessalonians, Apostle Paul prayed, “May God himself, the God of Peace, sanctify you through and through.”  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; The one who calls you is faithful and He will…

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By On July 6th, 2016

Relationship of Trauma to Spirituality

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders research suggests that for many trauma survivors, spirituality may be a resource that can be associated with resilience and recovery.  According to Dr. Levine’s article, Spiritual Journey and Healing Trauma, he says that “trauma…

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By On June 4th, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Mental Illness In The Church

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital The church can be the answer for mental illness through education, training and simple community support. Many churches do not understand mental illness and have contributed to stigma around mental illness and individuals dealing with symptoms of mental illness. Prayer is…

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By On April 2nd, 2016

Spiritual Road to Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplin for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital According to research by Project MATCH, a program of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism “spiritually focused addiction treatment programs have resulted in up to 10 percent greater abstinence rates than other forms of treatment.” Spirituality reflects a belief…

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By On December 19th, 2015

Can spirituality help people with mental health problems?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Spirituality can help followers deal with mental distress and allows a foundation to promote a healthy overall well-being. Many years ago, individuals were not allowed to receive spiritual care counseling in conjunction with mental health psychotherapy. In fact, there probably were…

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By On August 29th, 2015

The Spirit of Violence

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital We have had several incidents of violence in Oklahoma, and, more broadly, in our country recently.  Of course, there is no simple cause, but rather a combination of factors leading to what seems to be an increase in violent incidents.  Can…

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By On July 29th, 2013

Learning to Look For the Presence of God

One of the most crippling aspects of depression and anxiety is the crushing loneliness or forsaken feeling that patients often report. They may logically be able to identify that there are members of their family and community that love them, but their brains make them feel as if that love doesn’t exist. Even when physically…

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By On March 18th, 2013

Should You Tolerate Sin and Unhealthy Acts?

“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” There are also few better known verses from the Bible. Unfortunately, there is a lot of debate over who exactly this “neighbor” is. Many Christians assume it is like-minded religious peers, but my entire life I have been taught that this verse really speaks…

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By On November 1st, 2012

Does Spirituality Improve Your Health?

A recent study, published in  the Journal of Religion and Health suggests spirituality improves the health of most people, both already healthy and those dealing with conditions and illnesses. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, uses this new information to suggest healthcare providers could create treatments and rehabilitation programs that accomodate…

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