Change to Chill

Change to Chill at Hastings High School

[KDWA Radio, February 7, 2020] Allina Health’s Change to Chill program is making a difference at Hasting High School. Kim Hoff, a Hastings High counselor, Simon Hedin, a Hastings High School student and Change to Chill intern, and Susan Nygaard, manager, Community Health Improvement at Allina Health, were interviewed on KDWA about how Change to […]

Chilling out at Monticello High School

Chilling out at Monticello High School

[Monticello Times, Nov. 29, 2019] Monticello High School students Kaia Loberg and Jacob Keller have seen first hand how stress can affect their fellow students. Especially around the end of the semester when the pressure associated with finals can impact the mental wellbeing of students, Keller says. Now students at Monticello High School have a […]

Stressed out college kids learn to Chill

[KARE 11, November 6, 2019] Stress is a part of everyday life, but when it gets too bad it can really interfere with everyday things you need to do. For University of Minnesota students, the YMCA there is using techniques and tools from Allina Health’s Change to Chill program. KARE 11’s News at 11 also […]

Empowering adults to help teens ‘Change to Chill’

[Quad Community Press, November 5, 2019] The percentage of ninth grade students who reported that they had mental health concerns lasting six months or more increased from 12.5% in 2013 to 17.3% in 2016 and 23.1% in 2019. The percentage of 11th graders who said they seriously considered suicide in the past year increased from […]

Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

Minnesota students report increased mental health issues

[KARE 11, Oct. 17, 2019] The Minnesota Student Survey is out and it shows something troubling. Our kids are telling us, in this survey, that many of them are struggling with mental health issues. In fact it says more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems. Allina Health child […]

‘Created by students for students’: Burnsville High’s chill room aims to calm anxiety

[Savage Pacer, Oct. 16, 2019] Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz felt overwhelmed by stress when she took a job after school last year. She worried about her grades and struggled to find time to calm her mind in between class, work and extracurriculars. This year, Fritz and classmate Kylie Krick, a junior, designed the […]

Change to Chill kicks off new school year in 16 partner schools

[KDWA-AM, Sept. 16, 2019] For the 2019-2020 school year, Allina Health’s Change to Chill (CTC) School Partnership has expanded to include16 new area high schools, in addition to providing continued support to schools that participated in the Partnership last year. “Allina Health, through its CTC program, is helping teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being […]

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now […]

Tools for teens and young adults navigating mental health

[MPR News, May 15, 2019] This week, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith spoke publicly for the first time about living with depression. Her initial experience of it came when she was a teenager. Smith’s story highlights the growing need for more mental health support in schools. One in five teenagers and young adults lives with a […]