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Making Change to Chill Accessible to Spanish Speakers: An Interview with CCX Media

The Spanish version of Change to Chill continues to gain media attention as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Thanks to a hardworking team of Spanish-speaking staff at Allina Health, website users can now view and interact with all website content

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Change to Chill in Spanish: An Interview with KARE 11

September is Hispanic Heritage Month and therefore a perfect time to announce that Change to Chill is now available in Spanish. Thanks to a hardworking team of Spanish-speaking staff at Allina Health, website users can now view and interact with

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Social Isolation

Navigating Social Interactions… Relationships have changed in ways we could not have predicted. Many of us are finding that friends have changed, groups have changed, and people no longer share common interests.

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Back-to-school anxiety, Change to Chill can help: An interview with KSTP-TV News

The start of school is just around the corner and that means all that stress for students getting back to the classroom , or perhaps their computers at home. Allina Health’s Manager of Community Health Improvement, Susan Nygaard, talked with

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Allina Health featured in Minnesota Hospital Association’s latest newsletter

Allina Health was featured in the most recent edition of the Minnesota Hospital Association’s (MHA) newsletter, Newsline, as a leader in community benefit. The spotlight focused on Change to Chill in particular, emphasizing the need to address teen mental health

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Allina Health Highlighted in New Report from the Center for American Progress

Allina Health was recently featured in a report from the Center for American Progress entitled How Nonprofit Hospitals Can Support Communities and Advance Public Health. The authors point to Change to Chill, along with sister programs Health Powered Kids and

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Self-care isn’t selfish

It’s important to take time and step back from your day by participating in an activity that allows you to relax. What you find relaxing may vary depending on the season or even the day, but take the time for

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Emotions run fast…

Emotions run fast. It takes just 100 milliseconds for our brains to react to something emotionally. However, it takes about 600 milliseconds for our thinking brain (frontal cortex) to actually register that emotion. So, even if we decide that we

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Reducing Stigma

Asking for help or support can be difficult no matter the situation, but it can be especially hard when it comes to talking about mental health. Due to common misconceptions surrounding mental illness and addiction, many people find it uncomfortable

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Allina Health helping LGBTQ youth manage their emotions and stress: An interview with WCCO Radio

Change to Chill’s Susan Nygaard was featured on WCCO radio interview with host Sheletta Brundidge about our work on integrating LGBTQIA+ content on the Change to Chill website. They discuss the need for resources and support tailored to the unique

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