How Will Abortion Affect You Mentally?
Any experience can affect our mental health, positively or negatively. How will abortion affect you mentally?
Our mental health is such an important part of our well-being and is often overlooked. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act while also determining how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.
According to the Mayo Clinic, some signs your mental health might be negatively impacted are:
If you feel that you are currently experiencing or find that you experience any of these symptoms after an abortion, you should see a trusted primary care provider or a mental health professional right away.
If you have an abortion, you may experience a range of emotions, including guilt, sadness, or even relief.
The National Institute of Health has found that “at least some women do have significant mental health issues that are caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated by their abortion experience”.
Women may feel a negative mental health impact after an abortion due to feeling pressured into an abortion or choosing an abortion without enough attention to the woman’s desires or moral beliefs.
If you experience any of these, it is important to contact a trusted healthcare provider or mental health professional as soon as possible.
If you’re thinking about abortion or have had an abortion and need someone to speak with, reach out to us today. It’s free and confidential.
You’re not alone. We’re here to walk with you on your journey providing you with the resources you need and the care you deserve.