The good news is it’s never too late to heal after an abortion. The emotional side effects of abortion can be grueling, leaving women with feelings they may have never experienced. Maybe you’re asking yourself, “Where do I even begin?”
The first step to emotional recovery is saying “yes” to the healing process. Processing your emotions and seeking much-needed support is worth the time and effort. You deserve to feel peace again.
Face Your Emotions
Your emotions are valid. Give yourself lots of grace during this time and let yourself feel emotions that maybe you’ve been suppressing. You’re more capable than you know.
A study revealed that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems, including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. You are not alone, as many women have walked through a similar journey as you.
Maybe you felt relief after abortion but then were surprised with feelings of regret, loss, grief, sadness, and anger. Some other common emotional side effects of abortion include:
- Emotional pain
- Anger or rage
- Suicidal impulses
- Self-destructive behavior
Talk to Someone You Trust
If you feel comfortable, talk to someone you trust about your abortion and start talking through your feelings with someone else. Confiding in someone is a great first step before seeking professional support. You may experience a sigh of relief when verbalizing things you’ve kept inside for weeks, months, or even years.
Seek Professional Help
Consider professional post-abortion support. Talk to our compassionate team at Bella Women’s Center today, a safe place where you are not judged. Everything is strictly confidential. We truly want to offer support so you can find peace. Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about our post-abortion support today. There is hope.