Even though I am completely and entirely devastated by Korra’s physical injuries, mental distress and what seems to me a pretty bad case of PTSD, it’s so fucking raw that they decided to portray her trauma as exactly what it was - an incredibly traumatic experience that hurt her physically, mentally and emotionally, and that takes a lot of time to absorb and process.
Korra might be the Avatar, but she’s also a person, a teenager no less, and who has been out in the world for what, a year? Less than? In that time she’s been through hell and back - abductions, spiritual violations, betrayals, and enormous amounts of battles. Her hallucinations during the finale also made it clear that even though she survived and thrived Amon’s, Unalaq’s and Vaatu’s attacks, they were still incredibly harrowing experiences that she has had to assimilate and are a part of her, experiences that don’t just fade away and stop being traumatic because she “won” and got through - those aren’t things someone is just gonna forget and aren’t going to be difficult to deal with anymore.
While this is a fantasy TV show, her reaction is so realistic, it’s what so many people and survivors experience and go through each and every day and have to deal with - I just hope people won’t be so ignorant and callous as to disrespect that effort and those experiences. She’s not 100% yet, and that’s not weakness. That’s recovery.