A study concluded that for some women, abortion “caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated” their mental health significantly. It showed that immediately following the abortion, women said they felt relief.
Soon after, women experienced overwhelming feelings of grief, sadness, and anxiety. These mental health problems could come months or years after an abortion.
Other mental health issues that are connected to a woman’s abortion include the following:
- Relationship problems
- Substance misuse
- Thoughts of suicide
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Why Mental Health Matters
The CDC defines mental health as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.”
Mental health has the power to dictate how you feel and, ultimately, how you live everyday life. There is hope for those who need healing.
How to Get Help
If you’re experiencing mental health issues after abortion, you are not alone. Asking for help is the bravest thing you could do right now.
Our Post-Abortion Care is designed to help hurting women find the path to healing, with support every step of the way. Our mentors each have their own story, and they are there to listen to you and provide whatever support they can to help you heal.
Be Sure of Your Pregnancy
If considering abortion, it’s important to determine your options through pregnancy confirmation.
Once you receive a free positive pregnancy test at our Center, be sure to confirm the positive result with an ultrasound. We can help.
An ultrasound reveals crucial information to guide your decision-making process. Contact us to set up your initial appointment and get answers.
We know this journey can seem scary, but you are not alone. We’re here to listen and support you.
We do not refer for or perform abortions.