For many women, abortion is emotionally tolling and comes at the price of their mental health. If you feel this way, you are not alone. It’s important to know how to recognize signs of mental trauma and take steps towards healing so you can find the path forward.
What Is Emotional Trauma?
Emotional trauma is defined as “damage or injury to the psyche after living through an extremely frightening or distressing event and may result in challenges in functioning or coping normally after the event.”
The National Library of Medicine states some emotions individuals can often experience are:
However, some people will struggle to recognize these feelings for various reasons. If you believe you might be experiencing any of these emotions following an abortion or mentally struggling in any way, please reach out to someone you trust. Although mental trauma cannot be seen, it is still felt daily. You deserve to find healing.
How Can I Heal?
Aside from seeking professional help, some additional measures can prove helpful for those struggling to heal from trauma. These include:
- Talk with others about how you feel.
- Try meditation or deep breathing exercises, and participate in physical activity.
- Take care of yourself.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Drink enough water.
- Avoid using alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
- Get back to your daily routine.
- Get involved in your community.
Your journey of healing and self-forgiveness is important and matters. You deserve to find happiness, purpose, and peace again.
Who Can I Speak With if Considering Abortion?
Contact us today if you are considering abortion and wish to discuss the emotional, mental, and physical impacts before making your decision.