Struggling After An Abortion?
Many women believe that abortion is a quick answer to their unplanned pregnancies. They don’t realize that life after abortion is not the same. Whether you chose abortion due to life circumstances or pressures from those around you, know that you are not alone in your recovery journey.
It is definitely possible to struggle emotionally after an abortion. Many different emotions and even physical symptoms are often experienced after an abortion. It could be weeks, months, or years later until you experience them. We are here to help you process them and gain peace and hope again.
Mental Health After Abortion
A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reported dramatic changes in mental health in women who had an abortion. This study examined medical information from 877,000 women, of which 164,000 had an abortion; the women who had an abortion were 81 percent more likely to experience mental health struggles. These included:
- 34% more likely to develop an anxiety disorder
- 37% more likely to experience depression
- 110% more likely to abuse alcohol
- 155% more likely to commit suicide
- 220% more likely to abuse marijuana
This study shared that 10 percent of these issues could be linked to a woman’s abortion.
Help, Healing, Hope
We are here to provide support and care after your abortion experience, in individual or group settings depending on which you’re most comfortable with. Everything is confidential; no one will be notified that you’ve contacted us.
We can assist you with local community resources and support as well! And as always, all our services and support are completely free.
We’re here for you because we understand the challenges that come after abortion and are here to walk you through them. It’s not impossible to experience peace and joy in your life once again! Please schedule an appointment with our compassionate team today for support.