"...I had an abortion over a year ago and I just couldn't 'get over it' like I expected to be able to. I had nightmares, I was really depressed and I was angry that I was left feeling this way. I had no idea that help was out there for me and I am so glad I chose to call the helpline. The woman who answered the phone was so wonderful. She really helped me through a tough night and I am forever grateful that I was able to speak with someone and start my healing." -Caller, 2014
After having an abortion, many men and women have feelings ranging from shame, guilt and sadness to anger, depression and insomnia. These feelings are totally normal and there is help available to you. The International Helpline for Abortion Recovery is here for you to talk with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Depression after an abortion doesn't have to stop you from living your life. Reach out!
What is the International Helpline for Abortion Recovery?
The International Helpline for Abortion Recovery serves as a safe place for you to call if you are experiencing emotional pain after an abortion. Post abortion trauma is a real issue. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help.
- Avoiding Children/Pregnant Women
- Feeling numb
- Thoughts of Suicide
- Anniversary Reminders
- Experiencing the abortion again
- Wanting to get pregnant again
- Fear of infertility
- Unable to bond with child
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol/Drug abuse
Whether you had your abortion last week or 50 years ago, we realize that having someone to talk with is a step to healing.
Please call 1-866-482-LIFE (5433) today.
What do we do?
Once you call the helpline, our staff can talk with you to assess your needs. In addition to the support you will receive on the phone, the phone staff can also get you connected with local resources in your community.
For those waiting to start an abortion recovery program or anyone who has completed a program but needs more support, we offer an exciting way to connect with other people just like you! Click here for more information.
- Abortion recovery stories from our International Helpline Staff
- Healing the Hurt pamphlet for women
- Forgotten Fathers for men
- Thinking Systems After Abortion hand out
- Declaration, How My Abortion Hurt Me for women and men is another step of your healing. We ask you to consider filling out the Declaration and mailing it to the address on the bottom of the form sometime during your healing journey.
Also, you can click here to see the locations of our upcoming Concepts of Recovery The Journey weekends and other resources.
If you have questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.