Should I mention mental health issues in my PS?

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Should I mention mental health issues in my PS?

Post by spacejamonvhs » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:11 pm

The entirety of my college career was affected by severe depression--the kind where even moving out of bed was something of a Herculean feat. Suicidal thoughts were also constant throughout and it was all rather hellish to deal with to say the least.

Now the good news here is that I fought through much of it and ended up with a 3.8 and a 173 LSAT as well, though my transcript does have some withdrawals, as well as a gap owing to a semester I took off from. It's all a bit of mess, but hopefully not unsalvageable.

I'm rather worried about all of this given that I'll be attempting to get into the T6 primarily--should I mention my issues to provide context to the transcript and GPA or are they small enough to leave aside?

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