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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Nutrition and Stress

Did you know that approximately 95% of your body’s serotonin, also known as the body’s “happy chemical”, is found in your gut? Read more ›

Change to Chill in Spanish featured on WCCO


The launch of Change to Chill in Spanish continues to be featured in the media as an important step toward advancing equity on the website and within the program more broadly. As Allina Health’s Sydney Hobart, Community Health Improvement Specialist, explains in this interview with WCCO, “language should not be a barrier to accessing services,” and Change to Chill will continue to make its resources more accessible and relevant to diverse populations.

Watch the full interview here

Change to Chill Featured on the Teen Whisperer Podcast

Known as “The Teen Whisperer,” Jason Clopton is a counselor who is able to reach troubled teens in ways their parents can’t. Each week on, he uses his podcast to give parents the tools they need to have a healthier relationship with their children. Read more ›

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 and resources in Spanish.

Allina Health’s Sydney Hobart, Community Health Improvement Specialist, talked with CCX Media about the Spanish version of the site.

Esmerelda Garcia, a graduate of and now Promise Fellow with El Colegio High School in South Minneapolis, was also featured in the interview. Esmerelda talked about the importance of providing mental health resources in Spanish and addressing mental health stigma in the Latinx community. Watch the full interview here.

To view the website in Spanish, click the “Espanol (Spanish)” button in the blue banner at the top of each Change to Chill webpage. Stay tuned for more content highlighting the experiences of Latinx teens coming to the website soon.