Mental pain is the worst! Bruises can heal quickly, but mental bruises stay on for MUCH longer! I know I still have anxieties that were caused over 10 years ago by my ex. (You know when someone wants to give you a surprise and says, "Close your eyes and hold out your hand."? I cannot do it. My ex once placed a spider in my hand KNOWING I am terrified of spiders.)
mental pain. mainly because you know your not physically damaged so there should be a reason for it. I get panic attacks alot and I have endured a lot of physical pain ( I sparred with two black belts one after the other and I was only a white belt. Had brused ribs and a concusion and I prefer then to anxity attacks)
Mental.. at least you can control physical pain with meds/drugs....
Mental pain is the worst .Better consult a pychiatrist.
The whip. The whip. Anything but the whip!
The whip! The whip!
I think that mental pain is worse simply because if there is enough mental pain it can be the reason to inflict physical pain either on oneself or another person.
If you're talking about abuse, that's a different story. Both mental and physical abuse should be taken care of in the same aspect, it doesn't matter if an abuser doesn't "touch" the other person, it's a matter of the permanent damage caused. When someone who is depressed or has been mentally abused says they are "in pain" they mean it. It's a proven fact that when someone who is mentally "in pain" says they are in pain, the brain is responding in the same way it would if there were physical pain being inflicted on the person. So, mental pain causes physical pain and vice versa.
Sorry if this answer is kind of out of order and long winded, but I wanted to try to explain myself.