Viewing the general landscape of America today, I would suggest a new mental health syndrome exists.....which I will call...the 'Santa-is-dead' syndrome.
There are immature folks....most between the ages of 18 and 30....who believe that on any given moment of the day, that something can be said to unhinge them and cast them into a world of doubt. So imagine if you went to a six-year-old kid and just told them Santa died this morning (heart-attack from over-eating, or he fell down the steps into the North Pole basement).
How did this syndrome start? I think it actually started in the 2000 to 2010 era. It might have been via some movies, TV programs, or just idle chatter of young kids. Then along came college professors who motivated the syndrome to advance further, and social media to help turoboize it.
The reality now? Highly immature kids who seem to have a 'vote', can't handle much pressure or stress in life, and lack common sense.