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I talked my friend down from suicide - Can I use it in a college essay?
I don't want to go into too much detail here, the title explains it. I'm aware that the essay should be structured around me, not another person. I'm also aware that depression/suicide is a controversial topic, and is not recommended to write about in a college admissions essay (for fear that it would reflect poorly on the state of my mental health). However, since I was not the depressed/suicidal individual, I was wondering if this might tell a different story. I in no way intent to capitalize on my friend's horrible situation, so is there a risk of it coming across that way? The reason I want to write about it is because it was a hugely important moment that revealed to me what I truly value in life. Thank you for any advice.3 replies