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The Chiller Challenge for teens to ‘chillax’

Chillers are visuals that help teens and their peers slow down and step back from stress. The Chiller Challenge is a contest that gives teens the opportunity to create the next Chillers for the Change to Chill website. Allina Health psychologist, Lisa Herman,

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Girl Scouts River Valley Host Change to Chill Overnight

Once again, Allina Health is proud to partner with Girl Scouts River Valley. This year, in addition to Health Powered Kids patches that can be earned, Girl Scouts can attend the first ever Change to Chill overnight and earn a

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Shakopee High students help peers cope with stress

Shakopee Valley News [January 28, 2017] – During homeroom, Jennie Diep-Nguyen, 16, said she would normally be on her phone or catching up on homework. Either way, she would be stressed. Instead, Diep-Nguyen spent a recent Friday homeroom before lunch

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Mental Remix

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Mindfulness: Practice and Movement

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Allina Health wins Minnesota Business Magazines’ Leaders in Health Care Award for Community Outreach

MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2016) — Allina Health was honored with Minnesota Business Magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Award for Community Outreach for its Change to Chill™ program at an awards banquet on Thursday, October 27. Allina Health created Change to

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Change to Chill teaches ways to reduce stress

Middle school and high school students from the Centennial School District and other Twin Cities districts gathered at Centennial Middle School to learn Change to Chill techniques that teachers can incorporate into their classes. Videos were taken this day and

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Teen stress levels addressed with new initiative

CIRCLE PINES — Centennial High School is launching an initiative next year designed to help their students cope with stress. The program is titled L.E.A.P.: Lunch, Energize, Achieve and Participate. The program will increase the daily 20 minutes students are

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‘Chiller Challenge’ reminds Andover students to stress less

Andover High School students and others across the state of Minnesota are taking the “Chiller Challenge” to de-stress. The challenge, launched by Allina Health last year, aims to help adolescents find balance in their lives, according to Karen Manikowski, project

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Change to Chill inspires Andover High tech students

[CTN News, March 11, 2016] Today’s teenagers are feeling stressed out. That according to a 2014 nationwide survey, which said more than 25 percent of teens experienced extreme stress. But there is hope for those looking to stress less. Allina Health

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