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 do not want to react with anger/fear/laughter/disappointment, by the time we make that decision, our body language has already started to show that reaction.

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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 to openly talk about mental health, creating a harmful stigma. Read more ›

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 experiences of LGBTQIA+ teens. This is especially important in light of social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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Artistic Mindfulness

You may be aware that mindfulness is focusing on the present moment. But, did you know that coloring is considered mindfulness? What a fun way to practice! Read more ›

Sleep

Did you know, according to the latest research, you should aim for 8-10 hours of sleep every night? A full night of sleep helps us repair muscles, restore our immune system, improve memory and even boost our mood! Read more ›

Mental Health is For Everyone

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act, and also helps determine how we respond to stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important for every person at every stage of life. Read more ›

Take Pride

Change to Chill is honoring pride month this year by recognizing the impact the LGBTQIA+ community has had throughout history and highlight the mental health disparities that exist within the community. Read more ›

Change to Chill initiative helps teens manage, improve mental well-being

Meaningful Connections

We all want meaningful connections. We know staying connected to others is critical to maintaining good health, just like exercising, drinking water and eating healthy. And just like traditional ways to build wellness, building meaningful connections requires investing time, energy and intention. Read more ›

Moving Mindfully

Unlike exercises where the main objective is to get into better physical shape, mindful movement is about noticing sensations of the body in motion. Read more ›