Making a Positive Impact in St. Louis Park High School

We’ve recently partnered with St. Louis Park High School, providing them with resources to help them create a Chill Zone and other tools to improve student well-being. Take a look at how St. Louis Park High School is using our grant for their Natural Helpers Program, a new chill zone, and the implementation of their Change to Chill week!

The Chill Zone at the University of Minnesota YMCA

We’ve partnered with the University of Minnesota YMCA to provide students with a place where they can go and destress. They’re even using a mobile chill zone to help students stress less this school year!

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Students Created Their Own Chill Zone at Burnsville HS — See How You Can Too

Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz had felt increasingly overwhelmed and stressed when she took on an after-school job during her junior year. As balancing classwork, a new job and extracurriculars became overwhelming, she knew she needed a change.

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Minnesota Students Report Increased Mental Health Issues

The recent Minnesota Student Survey was released and shows an increase in students struggling with mental health issues. The anonymous state-wide survey sheds light on the increasing number of children and teens suffering from long-term mental health, behavior and emotional problems.
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University of MN YMCA Partners with Change to Chill

The University of Minnesota YMCA has partnered with Change to Chill through a YMCA of the USA grant to help support student mental well-being on campus. Check out this video to learn more!

KDWA radio talks with Change to Chill

As the 2019-2020 school year gets underway, KDWA radio station in Hastings, MN talked with Change to Chill about the School Partnership program. Hastings High School is one of sixteen high schools working with Change to Chill this school year through the Change to Chill School Partnership program to promote mental well-being and a culture of support and resiliency through student leadership this year.

Listen to the interview here!

 

Fox 9 Mental Health Day at State Fair

On Monday, August 26, Change to Chill was one of many groups that supported NAMI’s 2nd Annual Mental Health Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Click here to learn more.

 

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now known as the Change to Chill (CTC) program.

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Change to Chill on MPR

Allina Health psychologist Dr. Lisa Herman joined Minnesota Public Radio News to talk about mental health and teens and how Allina Health’s Change to Chill program, an online resource that provides teens with techniques to manage stress in a healthy way, can help.

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Northfield High selected for Allina Health program combatting student anxiety

Northfield High selected for Allina Health program combatting student anxiety

By SAM WILMES [email protected]

Northfield High School has been selected as one of 16 high schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin to participate in Change to Chill, an Allina Health
program to combat student anxiety. Click here to read the full story.