Crystals to Support Your Mental Health
The journey to improved mental health is one we will all take in our lifetime, and while that journey may look different for each individual, the end goal is the same: to feel better. Mental health is something many of us struggle with in different ways, and it's only recently that there's been a societal shift towards understanding the importance of focusing on one's mental health.
Here at luxe.zen, mental health is at the forefront of what we do, because we believe that tackling the stigma surrounding mental health will create a more equitable world for all. We believe that no person should feel less than, no matter their profession or life path, from the miners who work so hard to source the gems we use, all the way to the recipients of luxe.zen jewelry and crystals. We want everyone that we come across to feel supported, accepted, and safe. It's a basic human right.
This month, we're placing extra focus on mental health and the journey we're all on to support our own health. If you've considered turning to crystals to support your journey, then start here. We've compiled a list for you of our recommendations to tackle common feelings that you may be experiencing in this season of your life.
If you're feeling stressed, sad, or overall directionless
Pink Amethyst is a great vehicle to bring back feelings of self-love and self-worth, and is a big supporter in healing from traumatic events. It's a blend of the softness of a rose quartz with the balancing energy of regular amethyst, making pink amethyst especially good for emotional recovery. Pink amethyst can bring you to a place where you feel capable and in control.
If you're struggling with a lack of balance and are experiencing many highs and lows
Purple Amethyst can support you by bringing you back to a state of balance and alignment. It helps to balance your whole body, not just your emotions. Purple Amethyst can bring you back to a neutral state - we like to call it the "everything in moderation" stone.
If you're struggling with outside negative energy and difficult situations
Smokey Quartz can actually absorb and retain negative energies, making this crystal perfect for carrying around with you. Smokey Quartz can aid in deflecting and removing negative energy from your space so that you may move forward with a clear mind.
People have turned to crystals for thousands of years in their spiritual practice, but we've found that even individuals that are new to the crystal world can benefit from feeling the support that the right crystal can give. Whether you carry a crystal with you in your bag, use it in your meditation practice, or wear it on your body in the form of jewelry, turning to crystals when your mental health is suffering can have incredibly healing effects. Browse our crystal collections online and see which crystals speak to you. If you need a little more guidance, we're happy to help - just reach out!
If you're struggling and feel that turning to crystals may not be the right path for you, please know that you can ask for help, and please consider contacting your local mental health organizations who will be there for you every step of the way as you tackle your mental health. We all deserve to feel supported, accepted, and safe - you deserve this, too.
For immediate mental health assistance:
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 (available 24/7 for Canadians aged 5 to 29)
- Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 (for Indigenous peoples across Canada - available in English, French, and by request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut)
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (available 24/7)
If you're in Kitchener-Waterloo region in Canada, we recommend this organization for counselling:
- Carizon Family and Community Services - 519-743-6333 or visit https://www.carizon.ca/