Are you dealing with the hurt from a previous abortion? Whether you had an abortion recently or it was years ago, the pain you feel is still valid. You owe it to yourself to find healing. At Real Options, we can help. We offer support and resources to help you begin the healing process, learn to forgive yourself and move on from your past experiences. We understand that you are hurting, confused, or maybe even numb. No matter what, we are here for you. Whether you just need someone to listen to or you need tangible resources, the staff at Real Options is waiting for you with open arms.
If you are struggling with certain emotional or behavioral issues, they may have been triggered by your abortion procedure. This type of behavior or emotion is often associated with something called PAS or Post-Abortion Syndrome. PAS is a form of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) that can manifest after having an abortion procedure or being part of the decision-making process resulting in an abortion. It’s important to note that both men and women can suffer from PAS. You may be suffering from Post-Abortion Syndrome if you are experiencing any of the following things:
- Severe depression or anxiety
- Intense feelings of guilt when remembering the procedure
- Avoiding children or pregnant women
- Thoughts of suicide
- Eating disorders
- Feeling numb
- Anniversary reminders, such as the procedure date or the predicted due date
- Inability to bond with current or future children
- Alcohol or drug use
- Fear that future children will die
- Wanting to get pregnant again to fill the void
It’s okay to know that you are not alone if you are feeling any of the things mentioned above. Real Options is here to bring hope and healing to your life. Contact us today to learn more about our post-abortion support programs.