Until recently, crystals for depression and anxiety were not even on our radar. Full transparency, crystals were not even on the radar until my (shannon) mom introduced me to them.
My mom is open to so much when it comes to nature’s impact on our healing and benefitting our health. Why not crystals?
Depression and anxiety are challenging mental health conditions that can disrupt our daily lives and leave us feeling hopeless. While medical treatments and therapy are necessary for some individuals, others may seek alternative options to help manage symptoms. Crystals are among the popular options that people turn to help balance their emotions and find peace of mind.
While we are not medical professionals, we want to share some of our findings. We will explore some of the best ways crystals that you can use to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, how they work to promote emotional stability, and some effective ways of incorporating them into your daily life.
The History of Using Crystals for Healing
In ancient times, people discovered the power of crystals for emotional healing, a practice that continues to this day. The best stones for this purpose have a gentle energy that can assist in restoring emotional balance and mental clarity. While they aren’t a substitute for professional help when dealing with severe depression or mental illness, they can be a powerful tool when used in conjunction with a holistic approach to mental health.
The Top Crystals for Depression and Anxiety
There are a plethora of options when it comes to crystals. It can be overwhelming. We thought we would put together a list of the ones we think are the most beneficial. You can give them a try one at a time, or a few. No rules here.
Amethyst, the rockstar of serenity, is here to rock your world. This crystal brings Zen like no other. It cranks up the good vibes with a high-frequency dance that gets your third eye and crown chakras groovin’. What does that mean for you? Intuition, spiritual awakening, and inner peace, baby!
Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Amethyst swoops in with its soothing energy, like a calming wave washing over you. Anxiety and insomnia? Meet your match! This gem chills out those racing thoughts and turns stress into a thing of the past.
If you are someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder, like us, you can also consider amethyst.
This purple beauty is like a warm hug for your soul. It helps lift your mood, calms the mind, and brings a sense of inner peace. Its high vibrations can counteract the winter blues and help you stay positive during those darker months.
Place Amethyst in your living space, near a window if possible, so it can catch those precious rays of sunlight. Meditating with Amethyst can also help boost your spirits and ease the symptoms of SAD. It’s like a ray of sunshine in crystal form, offering support during those challenging times.
So, how do you get your Amethyst fix? Easy! Tuck it under your pillow for dreamy nights, keep it in your pocket for a daily dose of tranquility, or flaunt it as stunning jewelry. And don’t forget to hit that meditation mat with your Amethyst buddy. It’s like a spa day for your mind, melting away anxiety one breath at a time.
This is a gorgeous Amethyst Gold Necklace and a great way to have it with you.
Let’s talk about Rose Quartz, the ultimate heart healer. This beauty rocks a soft, rosy hue and a vibe that’s all about calm and comfort. If you’re into self-love, compassion, and feeling emotionally secure, this crystal’s your new BFF.
Imagine holding Rose Quartz in your hand. It’s like a warm, reassuring hug for your heart, a true calming stone. All those not-so-great feels – bitterness, sadness, anger, and resentment – they start melting away. Your view of difficult times just changes. This crystal’s like an emotional detox!
And here’s the kicker: if you’re battling the blues, Rose Quartz can be your knight in shining armor. It’s all about self-love and self-acceptance, two powerful weapons against depression.
So, how do you invite Rose Quartz into your life? You’ve got options! Pop it on your chest or heart chakra during meditation – it’s like a direct line to your soul. Or wear it as a necklace, your daily reminder to love yourself fiercely. And if you’re always on the go, slip it into your pocket, and let it keep you company throughout the day.
Now, let’s talk about Black Tourmaline, your ultimate energy bouncer. This bad boy stands guard against those pesky harmful vibes that love to crash the party. If anxiety’s your unwelcome guest, Black Tourmaline knows how to give it the boot by sending those negative thoughts and emotions packing.
But wait, there’s more! Black Tourmaline is your grounding guru. It’s like the anchor in the storm, and a protective crystal. It helps you stay steady and focused when anxiety starts doing its chaotic dance.
So, how do you make Black Tourmaline your trusty sidekick? Easy-peasy! Pop it in your pocket, and you’ve got a pocket-sized protector, ready to shield you wherever you go. Or flaunt it as jewelry – fashion meets function, right? This minimal Black Tourmaline ring is one of our faves!
And don’t forget your workspace; that’s where the magic happens. Place it there, and it’ll mop up any negative vibes like a pro.
Time to shine the spotlight on Citrine, the ultimate joy generator. This sparkling gem is all about manifesting good vibes, abundance, and pure positivity. And guess what? It’s a superhero when it comes to tackling depression. Citrine’s secret weapon? Boosting your self-worth and confidence.
Citrine’s energy is like a burst of sunshine on a gloomy day. It’s the ultimate mood-lifter, waving goodbye to those pesky mood swings and negativity.
Now, how can you make Citrine your daily dose of sunshine? Easy peasy! Carry it with you as your trusty sidekick – it’s like having a pocket-sized cheerleader. Or, take it to your meditation session and watch it amplify the positivity in your life.
Allow me to introduce you to Lepidolite, the elegant lilac-hued crystal that’s like a soothing balm for anxiety and depression. Now, what’s its secret sauce? Well, it’s got a natural dose of lithium, that cool mineral known for its chill-out superpowers on the nervous system.
Lepidolite’s mission? Balancing those rollercoasters of negative emotions, dialing down the stress-o-meter, and inviting relaxation into your life.
So, how can you invite Lepidolite into your daily journey? It’s a piece of cake! Slide it under your pillow at night for sweet, anxiety-free dreams. Or let it ride shotgun in your pocket during the day – your portable stress-buster. And when you’re in the mood for some crystal-powered meditation, place it on your third eye or heart chakra, and let the calm wash over you. Many people wear lepidolite jewelry.
We love this simple lepidolite bracelet on Etsy.
Clear Quartz Crystal, often referred to as the “master healer” of crystals, holds a special place in the gemstone kingdom. Imagine it as the radiant sun on a crisp, clear morning – that’s the kind of energy it brings. It is known to rid negative energy.
Clear Quartz has a unique ability to amplify positive energy. It acts like a cosmic magnifying glass, intensifying the good vibes around it. When you’re feeling down or surrounded by negativity, Clear Quartz steps in, turning up the volume on all things positive.
Wondering how to use Clear Quartz to bring the positive and rid the negative? Some people like to place Clear Quartz in their drinking water to infuse it with positive energy. Just make sure the crystal is thoroughly cleaned and safe for this purpose.
Adorn yourself with Clear Quartz jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet. This keeps the crystal’s energy close to your body, allowing it to work on your energy field throughout the day.
Blue Lace Agate
This beautiful crystal is like a peaceful oasis in the chaos of life.
Blue Lace Agate is famous for its chill-out vibes, which we all need. It’s like your go-to remedy for anxiety, stress, and tension. Feeling frazzled? Just hold this crystal or dive into a meditation session with it, and watch the calm wash over you.
Now, here’s the cool part. Blue Lace Agate loves to hang out with your throat chakra, the energy center for communication. It’s your backstage pass to speaking your truth, whether you’re addressing a crowd, painting a masterpiece, or navigating tricky conversations. It’s like your crystal voice coach. We talk about boundaries a lot. The Blue Lace Agate is perfect to speak up and out on what you need in your life and what you will no longer have.
How can you use Blue Lace Agate? It’s a popular choice for decorative items like bookends, vases, and sculptures. These can add a touch of serenity and elegance to your living space. But, it’s not just aesthetically pleasing, but also a gentle and supportive ally for emotional well-being, communication, and spiritual growth.
Tiger’s Eye is like your spiritual bodyguard, keeping you grounded and protected. It’s not your typical go-to for tackling depression head-on, but it can be an excellent backup dancer, especially when you’re wrestling with those pesky feelings of low self-esteem and a lack of oomph.
Depression can be a real energy-zapper, right? Well, enter Tiger’s Eye with its motivational superpowers. It’s like a pep talk from your inner cheerleader, sparking that determination and that “I’ve got this!” spirit. So, while it might not be the star of the depression show, Tiger’s Eye can definitely play a supporting role in boosting your self-esteem, igniting your motivation, and helping you find your inner drive.
Like many of these crystals, you can wear it, add it to your workspace, or keep it with you. Keep a small Tiger’s Eye tumbled stone in your pocket or purse. Whenever you need an extra dose of confidence or motivation, hold it in your hand and take a few deep breaths.
Smoky Quartz is like your spiritual GPS, connecting you straight to Mother Earth’s energy grid. It’s your anchor, your balancer, and it’s all about keeping you grounded and centered. Think of it as your go-to support system for staying steady in the hustle and bustle of life.
Smoky Quartz doubles as your energy bodyguard. It’s like the ultimate shield against negativity and those pesky electromagnetic vibes that buzz around us all day. It’s like your energetic superhero cape.
Now, here’s where it gets really cool. Smoky Quartz can turn negativity into positivity. It’s like an energy detox for your mind, body, and soul. Imagine it as your spiritual sponge, soaking up all the gunk and leaving you feeling fresh and renewed. It strongly resonates with the Root Chakra, which is all about survival, stability, and feeling grounded. Smoky Quartz helps keep this chakra balanced and energized.
So, here is how you use Smoky Quartz. Pop them together and let Smoky Quartz be the spa therapist, absorbing and turning any negative vibes into pure, positive energy. It’s like sending your crystals to a revitalizing retreat!
You can also place it near your gadgets like computers and TVs. It acts like an energy sponge, slurping up electromagnetic radiation and turning your space into a zen oasis. Say goodbye to the electronic clutter.
Notable Mentions in the Powerful Crystal World
We know this can be overwhelming. But, if you are digging more into this world, we just wanted to go through an in-depth review. There are some excellent stone and crystal options we need to mention.
One excellent choice for those facing anxiety and panic attacks is Black Obsidian, a protective stone known for warding off negative energies. It serves as a grounding stone, bringing you back to the present moment during difficult situations. Holding Black Obsidian palm stones or placing them in crystal grids can have positive effects on your well-being.
Red Jasper, often seen as a great stone for inner strength, is a powerful crystal that can boost feelings of self-worth. Its energy centers on the root chakra, helping you navigate through challenging times with resilience.
Pink Tourmaline, known as the pink stone of love and compassion, can be especially helpful for those struggling with social anxiety. It supports emotional healing and encourages a strong connection with your inner self.
Lapis Lazuli, often referred to as the stone of wisdom, can aid in mental clarity and spiritual practice, aligning with the third eye chakra.
Give Healing Crystals a Try
We hope that you will consider diving into the world of crystals. The healing properties are our all-natural allies in the quest to manage anxiety and depression. Now, don’t get us wrong, they’re fantastic companions, but they’re like the sidekick to your main superhero team, which includes therapy and exercise. We also are not going to discount the need for therapy. Therapy is essential to positive mental wellness.
It’s important to note that while there’s anecdotal evidence of the positive change crystals can bring, the scientific evidence supporting their use for mental health issues is limited. Crystal healing may work differently for each individual, and some may experience the placebo effect. It’s crucial to maintain a holistic approach. We cannot speak enough about seeking medical help when needed for severe depression and anxiety.
Where to Start with Crystals
If you are looking for a starter kit for crystals, this is what we were given as a gift from my mom. You can also add more crystals to your collection as you maneuver through the healing crystals arena. You will begin to have your favorite crystals.
Crystals enhance the journey, but they’re not the whole plot.
Remember, your mental health is precious, so always give your doctor or mental health provider a shout before adding healing stones to your toolkit.
The easiest way to make use of crystals as part of your daily groove is to just do it. There are no rules here, just vibes. Carry them with you, like little pockets of calm. Sprinkle them in your workspace, like we do. Let your desk become a zen zone. Or bring them to your meditation party – they’re the VIP guests. The best healing crystals are the ones you want to carry with you on your healing journey.
The best part? Crystal exploration! Try different ones and see which vibes with your soul. Try different ways to bring them through your life. Trust these beautiful gems to bring emotional harmony, peace of mind, and a serene calm to your life. It’s all about finding your crystal soulmates.
FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions
A worry stone is a type of crystal, a healing stone, that has been polished smooth and flat, typically with an indentation or groove for your thumb. They are designed to be held and rubbed with your thumb to help alleviate anxiety and stress. The act of running the stone can be soothing and calming, making it a handy tool for managing worry and promoting relaxation. We love these worry stones.
We had no idea that crystals even needed to be cleansed or recharged when we first got ours. We learned that you can rinse them in cool water. Our favorite it so leave them under the moonlight of a full moon. We often put ours outside or in the window that receives the most full light of the moon. Charging is like an energy boost for your crystals.
Crystal combinations can be potent. Choose stones that complement each other’s energies like Amethyst for calm and Citrine for joy. Mix and match to create your perfect crystal cocktail.