Abortion produces strong emotions that can change over time. Denying, repressing, or pushing down these emotions may work for a while, but continued refusal to face the emotions surrounding a loss such as abortion can lead to unhealthy behaviors.
Below are resources designed to help with specific unhealthy behaviors that may develop.
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If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms for more than a month, please use the Find Help locator to access national and local resources. These symptoms may suggest that you’re developing impacted grief, or complicated grief, or some other psychological complication. This typically feels like you’re “stuck” in your grief and unable to move forward in your life. To rule out these possibilities, consultation with a trained counselor is recommended.
While it’s important to not impose an expected time frame for healing, you also don’t want to allow yourself to remain stuck for too long, which makes it that much harder to move through the grieving process.