Abortion has major effects on your mind and emotions. Wherever you are in your recovery journey after abortion, know healing and recovery are possible. You can get through this one step at a time. Support is available.
Acknowledge Your Emotions
A great first step in the recovery process after an abortion is to acknowledge where you are emotionally and let your emotions come. The worst thing you could do is pretend that your emotions are not valid and ignore them.
A report by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion (TFMHA) found that “it is clear that some women do experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety.”
Reach Out for Help
Sometimes the peace of recovery starts by knowing you can’t do it all on your own. Reaching out for help after an abortion doesn’t mean you are weak, but it actually shows courage. Talk with a trusted friend or family member.
If you don’t have anyone at the moment to talk with, try journaling out your emotions. Journaling is a great first step to understanding what you are feeling surrounding your post-abortion experience.
Free & Confidential Recovery Care
At Hopeline, our trained staff and volunteers are here to listen and help you process the thoughts and emotions you encounter after abortion.
Our support is offered to both men and women, in-person or virtually, in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment. Be a part of one-on-one or group care designed to meet you where you are and lead you through the healing process with hope and confidence.
Schedule an appointment today to begin your recovery journey. Hope and healing are on the other side of your yes to the process.