I have had depression and anxiety for about 3 years and it started due to family issues one of them being a family member passing away. I went down a dark path and I thought that God was punishing me for something I did. I couldn’t even finish out my 8th grade school year because my anxiety and depression was so bad. I had been self harming and had thoughts of suicide. I did receive help through counseling and medication but I still felt empty and depressed. That changed after I started going back to church. That is where I first heard the song Mended by Matthew West. My favorite line is “you see the scars from when you fell, I se the stories they will tell.” I have my scars from self harming and I was ashamed of them but now I embrace them. The story my scars tell is that I may have stumbled and fell but I got back up.
Imposter Syndrome can affect people by causing feelings of self doubt and insecurity despite accomplishments and success.