I don’t think any particular event is more terrible than another. It’s how we handle them as humans that makes it terrible. Animals don’t experience the same events we do.
There’s hella shit unique to the “human” experience. Think about it.
Loss. Death. Divorce. Breaking up. Murder, even. All these events are extremely fucking terrible to humans because of the consequences we face. People will have to deal with loss. People will have to fork over money, time and energy… people will have to do all these things that overall will not make them happy which is why we hate it when these events happen.. we don’t want to be sad. We alll wanna be happy, right? So, why do we put such a small influence on mental health when essentially that’s all we care about?
We start to equate mental health to having lots of money, and children, and a big house with a picket fence and a person that loves them by there side for eternity… WITHOUT even realizing it. If you know WHY you’re going after what you’re going after by all means, do it up!
BUT a lot of people don’t understand that maintaining mental health has to do with our wants & desires. The scenario with the house, marriage, and children is a pretty generic situation, but you get my gist.
When we can’t get the things we want, we become sad and frustrated.
We become stagnant which causes immediate deterioration to the human psyche. You can have NO mental pre dispositions (addiction, depression, anxiety) & still ‘contract’ any of these mental disorders/diseases.
That should show you how easy anyone’s mental health can become poor. If you simply can’t get the things you want, mental health can become unstable. People don’t understand how everyday “ordinary” human beings could become depressed, manic, psychotic, etc, so they stigmatize and act frightened at the sight of it, even when they experience it themselves. It’s such an abnormal thing to imagine for some people. But the reality of it is, it could happen to ordinary people, celebs, your mother, and you.