If you have had an abortion, no matter how recent, and are feeling guilty and even depressed, you may be suffering from Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS). PAS is similar to PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is common among women who have had an abortion, whether they found the experience traumatic at the time or not. Just like PTSD, PAS refers to the psychological aftereffects of a traumatic life experience.
Long-term and chronic PAS may result from attempts to deny and repress the abortion experience as a means of coping with stress, loss and guilt. The medical profession has recognized PAS symptoms as significantly damaging emotional issues. Abortion has a deep ripple affect and does damage to both a woman’s body and her mental state.
Common Symptoms of PAS Include:
- Intense Grief
- Low Self-Esteem
- Eating Disorders
- Suicidal Tendencies
Men can also experience PAS, especially if they feel they did not get a say in whether their partner had an abortion. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help. Abundant Life’s Post-Abortion Support is designed to help men and women work through the pain associated with abortion to foster healing and wholeness.
In our program, we use material written by someone who has experienced abortion. Through Post-Abortion Support, a man or woman suffering from a past abortion can start to experience healing, forgiveness, and freedom. This free and confidential healing opportunity is available one-on-one or in a group. Contact us today to begin your journey to healing.