One study revealed that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems, including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Many women have walked the road you are on right now– you are not alone in your healing journey.
Maybe you felt relief after abortion but then were surprised with other emotions you began to feel. Other common emotional side effects of abortion include:
- Feeling isolated
- Anger or rage
- Suicidal impulses
- Desire to self-harm