Are you worried about the potential mental effects of abortion? Maybe you’re considering multiple options right now and need clarity. You are not alone in your journey.
Abortion has a significant impact not only physically but mentally for many women. In a study following women who had an abortion, 81% of women were at an increased risk of mental health problems and experienced substance abuse, depression, and anxiety.
Protect your mental health by learning more about the risks below.
What is Mental Health?
Mental health is defined by the World Health Organization, stating “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
Mental health affects our everyday lives in how we feel physically and interact with others. It’s important to protect.
Mental Effects of Abortion
The National Institute of Health (NIH) revealed that women with a history of abortion experience “elevated rates of mental illness” compared to women who have never had an abortion. Women who had previous mental health struggles before abortion are at a greater risk for mental health effects after abortion.
The American Pregnancy Association states common negative feelings that women experience after an abortion, affecting their mental state:
- Sleep problems and bad dreams
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Loss of self-esteem or self-confidence
- Feelings of isolation/loneliness
We’re Here to Listen
We know your story is unique and challenging, but you are not alone. Our caring and non-judgmental team is here to listen and provide more information about your choices.
We can help you first confirm your pregnancy to receive clarity about your options. Feel informed so you can make a confident decision for your future. You can share safely and confidentially with us today. Talk to our team today.