… and this comes out of watching Episode III, is that there are no therapists (link goes to TVTropes). They have Consulars, which you would think would be very well-suited to the job, but the issue is that as far as I can tell there’s no expectation of confidentiality. You can’t take your problems and struggles to a Consular and be 100% certain they won’t report you to the Council. So if you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing, like, say, visiting your mother on the sly or falling in love with a prominent senator, and you have issues stemming from this, you have absolutely no one to turn to who can help you wrestle those gaping emotional wounds into scar tissue.
By not providing any reliable mental health services for their members, the Jedi Order is expressing total denial of the reality of their members’ situations. They are expected to be literally super-human in that they should never need help, they should be above needing help. When Anakin, who’s got more emotional trauma on his plate than you can shake a stick at plus horrible prescient dreams of further trauma wracking him every night, starts losing it the Council literally has NO IDEA what to do about it. You watch them sit in meetings where they’re like “Man, he’s going off script” “Yeah, but he’s the best we got” “Welp, guess we should just send him right back out to kill more people then.” There’s no discussion about actually getting him help because there’s no help to get him.
The fact that this is the case in the middle of an intergalactic war when you really should expect soldiers, including Jedi, to be experiencing PTSD, especially considering there are padawans as young as twelve or fourteen out there on the war front being treated like commanders and leading soldiers into battle, losing them, watching them die due to their decisions… I have no words for what a reprehensible oversight it is.
And before you ask… no, the Sith don’t have therapists either (unless you count II’s debriefers, which sometimes seem to serve that function in a weird, twisted sort of way). They expect you to overcome your issues, make them serve you, or die. And you dying is just as acceptable as you succeeding, sometimes more acceptable. So no, they’re not really better than the Jedi about this, but they’re not hypocrites about this issue. The Sith know everybody’s broken. They engineer it that way. It’s interesting because there’s no stigma about it in Sith Society. You can be completely off your rocker, but if you’re successful, they figure you must have something on point. Paranoia is healthy, hyper-aggression is admired, narcissism is well-deserved, and when The Force sends visions, who decides what’s prophecy and what’s psychosis?