Is it OK to talk about depression in a college essay?
All counselors interviewed for this piece agreed that students' college essays should not be about their struggles with mental health. ... Vinik says that mental health problems should only be shared in the essay if the college would not be able to understand the applicant without knowing about this part of her. https://www.noodle.com/articles/how-to-discuss-your-mental-health-on-college-applications
Of those with a diagnosed mental illness who dropped out of college, 64% directly attribute this event to their condition/disorder. Only 36% of college students with a mental illness are sure that their university includes mental health information one their website. https://www.collegetransitions.com/blog/tackling-depression-anxiety-on-your-college-application-and-beyond/