If you are suffering from the pain of a past abortion, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help, hope, and healing.  The feelings of grief, guilt, or shame can be overpowering and make it hard to know where to turn for help. The good news is freedom and healing are available, and there are resources all around you!  In today’s post, we take a look at some of the abortion healing options available to you and how H3Helpline can help you get started on your healing journey today.

After Abortion Helpline

For those who would like to discuss their situation anonymously from the comfort of their own home, consider calling H3Helpline.  We are a 24/7 helpline staffed by Phone Coaches who have all personally experienced the pain of abortion.  Our mission is to provide women and men with a safe place to process their emotions and thoughts surrounding their past abortion and help them start their healing journey.  We also help connect every caller with resources and support in their community.

Weekend Retreats

One avenue of post abortion support and healing that isn’t widely known is weekend retreats.  Organizations such as New Heart of Texas use Rachel’s Vineyard as their curriculum and are dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and confidential place where women and men can process and release their painful memories and emotions associated with their experience with abortion.  These retreats provide you with both one-on-one and group activities, allowing you to discuss your feelings with others who are experiencing the same pain. Hundreds of retreats are held each year across the U.S. and the rest of the world and all are welcome to attend.  You can learn more about Rachel’s Vineyard and find a retreat near you by following this link.

Local Support

Another option for after abortion healing is getting connected with a local support group in your community.  These groups are often composed of and led by women and men who have experienced the pain of abortion first-hand and can relate to what you’re going through.  Most of these groups grow into closely knit communities over time, but some also allow you to be anonymous if you’d like more privacy. The overall purpose of these support groups are to provide you with a safe place to process your grief and emotions with others who can provide you with comfort and a sense of community.  

Professional Counseling

For those seeking out a more private avenue of after abortion healing, professional counseling could be an option.  It affords women and men with the privacy and confidentiality they are looking for, but also provides them with a safe place to receive help and healing.  The licensed medical help that these counselors provide can be extremely helpful to people who are suffering from PAS or who are dealing with intense emotional pain.  

While this route of counseling can sometimes be expensive, a growing number of insurance companies and workplace insurance plans are beginning to offer coverage for therapy and counseling services. However, when looking for a counselor, it’s important to ask them if they have experience with abortion recovery before hand, to make sure they can provide you with the support you need.  H3Helpline can also help you in your search when you call one of our Phone Coaches.  

Find Help, Hope, and Healing

As the healing journey progresses, many of the people we talk to find that these sources of abortion recovery support become a major part of their healing journey.  This is why we also provide access to abortion healing and support resources in your local area whenever you call our helpline. We will do all that we can to ensure you are able to find the support and community you need during every step of your healing journey.  Call us today at 866-721-7881 or visit us online to learn more about our services and how we can help you.  We’d love to talk with you.