May is Mental Health Awareness Month

 Recognizing National Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 6 youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health condition each year. Despite this, stigma associated with mental health conditions and seeking mental health care means that many youth suffer in silence. Read more ›

Change to Chill and Educating Teens on the Risks of Tobacco

Teen tobacco and vape use has continued to increase over the past few years. As such, the need for resources to aid in tobacco education, prevention, and cessation efforts for teens is more important than ever. Gabby Coleman, Tobacco Treatment Specialist with Allina Health, explain this and more in this interview with WCCO. Coleman also points to local resources, including Change to Chill’s information Mental & Health and Vaping, that can help.

 

Listen to the full interview here

Volunteering and Well-Being

Volunteering Benefits Everyone Involved

Not only is volunteering a great way to get involved in your community and develop new connections, it also helps your own mental health and well-being. Read more ›

Stress Re-leaf in Spring

Grow Your Resilience Practice with Change to Chill

Spring is right around the corner. That means spring cleaning, new blossoms, and a growth mindset. Here are a few ways you can grow your resiliency with Change to Chill: Read more ›

Change to Chill at Anoka-Hennepin High School Forum

On January 27th, Change to Chill team members helped to facilitate a mental health forum with Student Achievement Advisors (SAAs) and other school staff across 6 high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. About 100 students were in attendance for the full-day event, where they participated in a variety of Change to Chill activities, including gratitude, mental remix, and even meditation in our portable Chill Zone. Read more ›

Celebrating Black History Month

Honoring Black Mental Health

Change to Chill is honoring Black History Month by acknowledging the racial disparities that exist in mental health: Read more ›

Finding You in the New Year

Much of the stress of being a teen is related to finding and expressing who you are.

Change to Chill hopes to help teens form a better understanding of who they are and to feel positive and accepting of themselves. Read more ›

Managing Holiday Stress: An Interview with Twin Cities Live

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons. Luckily, Change to Chill by Allina Health has a wealth of resources and information to help youth and adults manage their stress and build resiliency. Susan Nygaard, Manager of Community Health Improvement, explains more in this interview with Twin Cities Live.

Watch the full interview here

Making Mental Health a Priority

Life can be stressful!  Here are some ideas to help effectively deal with stress and manage your time:

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Sense of Smell and Mental Health

By wakening up your senses, you can support your mood.

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