Change to Chill

Allina Health provides mental health resources online for COVID-19 stress

[WCCO-TV, May 10, 2020] There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic is adding stress to our daily live. But how we deal with it depends on each individual. Susan Nygaard, manager of community health improvement at Allina Health, talked with WCCO-TV News about stress and the free tools Allina Health provides online to help manage […]

Use of Allina Health mental health and wellness tools to help kids at home jumps 160%

Use of Allina Health mental health and wellness tools to help kids at home jumps 160%

[Owatonna People’s Press, May 1, 2020] The use of Allina Health’s Change to Chill and Health Powered Kids websites has increased dramatically since Minnesota schools were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The free sites provide tools for teens to manage stress and lessons for younger children on nutrition, physical fitness and mind-body balance. […]

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 […]