Have you been confronted with many different emotions lately? You may be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions after your abortion. Or maybe it didn’t hit you until months or even years later.
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the aftermath of abortion, but you are not alone, and healing is possible.
You Are Not Alone
Many women experience common emotional effects of abortion. Studies have shown that women who have an abortion are 80 percent more likely to suffer from mental health struggles compared to women who carry their pregnancy to term.
Research show that women receiving an abortion are at an increased risk of the following:
- Substance use disorder
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
No matter what you’re going through after abortion, whether it’s feeling sadness, grief, regret, anger, or anxiety, there is hope.
Talk to Someone You Trust
Once you’ve come to terms with your emotions and grief, you may want to talk to a friend, mentor, or family member you trust about what you’re going through. This is where healing begins.
Remember that you have the right to grieve after your abortion experience, and there is no shame in bringing your emotions into the light. Your feelings are genuine and valid. It’s a courageous step to talk to someone you trust about them.
Free Post-Abortion Care
Every woman’s post-abortion journey is unique, and that’s ok. At The Open Door Pregnancy Family Resource Center, we’ve created a safe place where you can talk freely without judgment.
Our caring advocates are here for you with your best interest in mind and keep all your information confidential. We respect the uniqueness of your post-abortion struggle and are a place of safety for you. Schedule an appointment and begin your healing journey.