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Is it okay to talk about mental ilness in a college essay?
i know there's a stigma around mental illness, but would it be okay to talk about that in a college essay without being judged as an "unstable" candidate for the school? Personally I struggled with an eating disorder my first 2 years of high school- my grades, extracurriculars, sports, etc were fine, but behind closed doors I was certainly struggling. Its one of the biggest events in my life that shaped who I am today and i'm blessed to say there's a positive end to the story, but I just wanted thoughts on how it might be percieved, as I know its a precarious topic.7 replies