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mental health in college essay

b3llssb3llss 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hello ! i know it is taboo to write about mental health in college essays, i know not to write a sob story and make them believe that i am a danger to be on campus. Is it okay to write about how my eating disorder shaped me to be who i am today and helped me find what career i'm interested in? I want to explain how i overcame that challenge in a lighthearted yet vulnerable way.
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 41524 replies2253 threads Super Moderator
    I do not think it is a good idea. Colleges will be leery of students with eating disorders. I would pick a different topic.
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  • cloud21cloud21 25 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I agree with @MaineLonghorn .
    While it does seem like that issue is in the past, it may colleges resident of accepting someone who may not take care of themselves (I'm aware that isn't really how having ED is, but it can be perceived that way). It indicates the possibility for other mental illnesses.

    However, it is awesome that you were able to overcome that! I am so proud of you! I know that it can't be easy.
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