Supergirl tackles trauma
Like many people, Kara mistakenly conflated mental health struggles with physical weakness. Luckily, she had her friend Winn around to set her straight and remind her that anyone can struggle with fear and trauma – just like anyone can be the target of sexual harassment or assault. Of course, in Kara’s case, her fear of Mon-El’s death is probably unfounded, although it’s odd to see it eclipse her memories of losing both her parents and her entire home world. Kara resolves her face-off with villain Psi by going the old “mind over matter” route, which unfortunately is a rather simplistic take on mental health. But that conversation with Lena at the close of the episode suggests that we’ll be seeing Kara work through her issues a little more.