Veterans often face challenges when leaving active duty and adapting to civilian life. Finding ways to re-establish their roles within their family, obtaining a job can often be difficult especially for those who joined the military after high school.
Sometimes veterans also have to deal with challenges related to their physical and mental wellbeing and the most common mental disorders veterans struggle with are depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Everyone deals with these mental disorders differently and has a unique road to recovery. Professional help is essential, but a few alternative methods can complement the treatment, and crystals are an accessible, viable option for everyone.
Like us humans, crystals radiate energies and we can interact with a crystal's energy by absorbing it in our own energy field or aura.
The high vibrational energy of these shiny stones can help veterans transmute their negative experiences into positive feelings such as forgiveness, acceptance, resilience, and inner peace.
Village Rock Shop is a veteran-led store. We honor and appreciate veterans, and we consider they need every help and support they can get. We rounded up a list of crystals that can help veterans during their healing process:
Amethyst is commonly used as a natural stress reliever but can also help clear the mind of negative thoughts. Those who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, or PTSD should work with this crystal daily.
Meditation using Amethyst is always a soothing, healing experience; as the crystal radiates calming, peaceful energies.
Traumatic events often lead to sleeping disorders, resentment, phobias, depression, and this beautiful purple cyrstal is an ideal aid for such situations.
Our most popular Amethyst products:
Many people value Rose Quartz for its gentle energy that promotes kindness, self-love, self-care, and compassion; therefore, it is an excellent crystal for those dealing with emotional trauma.
Working with this crystal, wearing it, or keeping it nearby helps to release emotional pain, eases depression, and restores trust and acceptance within ourselves and others.
Mental and emotional trauma hurts just as much as physical wounds, and the crystal's gentle energy is like a healing balm to emotional wounds.
We recommend the following Rose Quartz products:
Those who struggle with PTSD often experience sleep disorders, phobias, anxiety, and anger management issues. Lepidolite radiates peaceful energy that can help to balance emotions and calm the mind.
Crystal therapists often use this stone to dissolve energy blockages. Lepidolite can also help reduce anxiety, anger, and depression.
Working with Lepidolite every day will bring a positive energy flow that promotes clear and rational thinking. It also encourages resiliency against the adverse effects of past traumas.
We recommend the following products:
Black Tourmaline,a powerful protective, and grounding stone can help to deal with emotional trauma and its consequences.
The stone brings a sense of security, reassuring trauma victims - they are protected from any further harm. It helps to overcome depression, drug or alcohol abuse, self-harm, and suicidal tendencies.
This powerful black stone offers protection against negative influences, including harmful electromagnetic radiation.
Our popular Black Tourmaline products:
Lapis Lazuli can help trauma victims reveal their inner wisdom, promotes mental clarity, and help them take control of their lives, which is often a challenge for trauma survivors.
Lapis Lazuli brings suppressed emotions to the surface and promotes spiritual growth. This royal blue crystal streaked with gold is often used to enhance self-worth, intuition, self-expression, and open communication.
Lapis Lazuli towers are powerful crystal tools. They radiate energy in one focused direction, therefore can be used to support your intentions.
Quality Lapis Lazuli products you'll find in our shop:
Thousands of veterans struggle with PTSD, depression, anxiety, phobias, or other mental disorders. The Heroes & Sacrifices Campaign includes making and sending meaningful gift baskets to veterans; offering our love and support on their road to recovery.
You can also join the campaign with an act of kindness, become a partner, and be added to the partner's page if you choose to do so.