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Is it okay to write about mental health in a college essay?

I want to discuss my experiences with mental health and how I've grown because of it. Do you guys think it's an appropriate topic for a college essay or should I avoid it completely?

9 months ago

It's absolutely okay to write about mental health in your college essay, as long as you approach the topic with sensitivity and focus on your personal growth. Colleges are looking for students who can express themselves, and sharing your experience dealing with mental health issues can show resilience and strength.

However, it's essential to strike a balance between sharing your story and not being overly detailed or graphic about sensitive issues. Focus on what you've learned, how you've overcome challenges, and how these experiences have shaped your character. Keep the tone positive and emphasize how you've grown, highlighting your ability to adapt and persevere.

For more information on choosing a strong essay topic, I recommend checking out this CollegeVine blog post: https://blog.collegevine.com/mental-health-college-essays/

Wishing you the best in crafting your essay and navigating the college application process!

9 months ago

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