Question: Hi. I suffer with a panic disorder, a stress disorder, social anxiety, depression, and I have a phobia of taking medication, and a phobia of germs. I want to know what healing crystal would help with mental illnesses. Thanks.
Answer: Hi A,
Thank you for reaching out to us.
I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.
One crystal that comes to my mind is Selenite.
Selenite has a beautiful, gentle vibration and it is quite calming. I find that when you meditate with it, you can feel so much better because of what a gentle healer it is. It is also know to clear negative energy.
Phobias and/or obsessions can be linked to the brow chakra so purple crystals like Amethyst and Ametrine may be beneficial:
Amethyst - peaceful energy, mental balance, stress reliever.
Ametrine - balance, harmony, stress-relief, helps remove negativity and boosting feel good vibes.
Crystals recommended for phobias and dispelling irrational fears:
Aquamarine - good for the brain and intellect, helps calm phobias because of its soothing energy.
Chrysocolla - good for stress, phobias, tension.
Rose Quartz - calming and can help with phobias as well as anger, stress, tension, fear and guilt.
Crystals recommended for mental balance, health and healing:
Celestite - release stress, anxiety and obsessive behaviors.
Sodalite - helps promote trusting of the intuition and logic instead of relying on emotions; can ease anxiety as well as fear and phobias.
You could make yourself a mojo bag with your crystals and an intention/affirmation (e.g. abundance of healing and a healthy mind). You could carry this with your, keep it around in your environment or even meditate with it which you may find helpful.
Previous articles that you may find useful:
Meditating with Stones, plus Psychism, Mental Health
Meditating with Crystals, Crystals for Healing Phobias, Clearing
I hope you find this helpful.