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A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues
National Public Radio

At first Giselle wasn’t sure what to put on her medical school application. She wanted to be a doctor, but she also wanted people to know about her own health: years of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. (We’re using only her first name in this story, out of concern for her future career.)

“A lot of people were like, you don’t say that at all,” she said. “Do not mention that you have any kind of weakness.”

Giselle remembers having her first intense suicidal thoughts when she was 10 years old.

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