The Allina Health Change to Chill program, a free online program, aims to help teens (and adults alike) to manage their stress in a healthy way. Every three years, Allina Health completes a community needs assessment to determine what issue is the top area of concern. The most recent survey found that the top area of concern was mental health.

“There was a real gap for any resources for teenagers on mental health and mental well-being. It (Change to Chill) is designed to be a prevention-based program to work on mindfulness, resiliency, guided imagery, meditation, yoga …” said Allina Health’s Manager of Health Improvement Susan Nygaard. “Teens can learn how stress is physiologically impacting their bodies, and they can learn strategies and techniques that they are able to apply when they are under stress.” Click to continue reading.