There are millions of people in the world who have experienced anxiety at some point in their lives.  People of all ages and diverse backgrounds have known it to be downright crippling. Today's youth are ditching psychiatric medicines and seeking natural cures more than ever. The younger generation may be realizing that there is a happy medium between their parents’ advice to either take drugs with side effects or, you know, listen to the rain! Based on the research, having anxiety might be all your parents’ fault, but taking responsibility for your recovery is on you. If you are looking for a new approach, check out these five crystals for anxiety that may play a considerable role in facilitating calmness — as well as relieving depression.

Pyrite for Motivation

Anxiety can be the result of a lack of self-confidence and self-discipline. When you need the motivation to achieve your goals, you can rely on the crystal healing properties of Pyrite, which works on the third chakra. Also known as the solar plexus, this chakra is the center of willpower and self-esteem.

Lepidolite to Heal the Body and Mind

Lepidolite is the crystal to pull out when you are in serious need of help. If you feel a panic attack coming on, you will benefit from this flaky crystal because it contains very large amounts of lithium. It can help reduce physical symptoms of anxiety including fatigue, sweating, and restlessness. It also works on an emotional level by giving off vibrations that calm the mind. Note that when it draws out a lot of emotional distress, it can crumble. Hopefully, you won’t need another!

Amethyst for an Anxious Attachment Style

If you have ever been in a relationship that has left you flooded with distress, obsessive thoughts, and a preoccupation with the other person that borders addiction, amethyst is the crystal for you. It is known to remove addictive thought patterns from the mind. It can even be mixed with other crystals to enhance their effects. When mixed with pyrite it is an even stronger anti-anxiety cocktail.

Blue Lace Agate to Help You Find Your Voice

Blue lace agate is popular for its crystal healing properties that promote a sense of inner calm. However, if you are looking for a quick fix, look elsewhere, because it is only effective with long-term use. Blue lace agate can help you to develop confidence by learning to listen to yourself — hearing what your mind, gut and heart are telling you, as opposed to being overly influenced by others. Regularly wearing a blue lace agate necklace is a great way to find inner calm.

Rose Quartz to Inspire Self-Love

This pale pink stone is widely known to be associated with the heart chakra. It emits loving vibrations that can help you deal with conflict in romantic relationships. Your love life — or lack thereof — can bring you a lot of anxiety. Also commonly found in jewelry, rose quartz can inspire you to find a deeper love and appreciation of yourself. With self-love, you can choose positive thoughts and behaviors that promote a less stressful lifestyle.

If you are feeling anxious, you’ll definitely want to head over to your nearest crystal shop and experience the healing power of one of these five crystals first-hand.