Leaving it blank is unlikely to hurt your application. I would be careful about mentioning your mental health in this section (or any) of the application. Unless you are trying to explain away some other problems with your application (like a bad semester). I have never seen anyone put anything in this section other than the kind of things PharmCAS suggests. I don't know anything about the Puerto Rico schools, but if being Latina can be assumed from your application then I think it's okay to leave off. If it isn't apparent (you aren't applying from PR for example) then I would put it anyway.I am in the process of applying to pharmacy school and I honestly have no idea what to write on the "Special Life Circumstances" section. I struggle with depression and anxiety, but I don't know if talking about that would hurt my application. I plan on mentioning it on the COVID-19 section since the pandemic has taken a toll on my mental health.
I am a Latina and will be applying to the two pharmacy schools in Puerto Rico, so most of the applicants will also be Latinx. Therefore, talking about my cultural background is ruled out. I thought about leaving the section blank but I'm scared it would hurt my application.
Most applicants to pharmacy school leave this section blank. That is why it is "special" life circumstances.