I have to write a personal essay and in said essay use a life experience to address a problem in society. I'm considering using some personal experiences about self-harm to address the issue of self-esteem issues in young people.
My question is this: Can my university in any way release any of this information to my parents (or anyone for that matter)? Very few people know of my experiences with cutting, but I feel like this would fit the requirements of the essay well (this isn't some kind of self exploitation, I just feel it would make for good writing).
Again, maybe it sounds silly, but I need an answer and I'm not about to call and wake anyone who might know.