Prioritize Your Well-Being: Our Mental Health Online Resources

Between balancing school, maintaining a social life and living at home, life as a teenager can be overwhelming. If you, a loved one, or one of your students is looking to add mindfulness into their daily routine or is in need of advice from mental health professionals, Change to Chill offers free mental health resources to help adolescents manage their stress and prioritize their well-being.

Allina Health’s Online Mental Health Resources

With access to Change to Chill merchandise, appointment scheduling and online videos, Allina Health’s resources will help send you on the right track to a more worry-free and mindful lifestyle.

Resources for Teens

These resources help youth to identify what is causing them stress, anxiety, or other mental health barriers, so they can address their mental well-being and get the help they deserve.

Resources for Parents

Feel like your teen is struggling but don’t know how to help them? These free mental health online resources can provide you with tips on how to productively communicate with your teen about the importance of prioritizing their mental health, along with helpful tricks you can teach them to manage their stress and anxiety.

Mindfulness & A Healthy Mindset

Everyone can use a little mental boost with mindfulness and healthy habits! Here are some useful resources to help you incorporate happiness, well-being and healing into your life.

  • Healthy, Set, Go blog contains wellness and prevention information from the experts at Allina Health.
  • Health Powered Kids is a free online resource designed to empower children and teens to make good choices about being active, eating well and balancing their lives.
  • Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology that focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character and healthy institutions. The resources provided on the website are free.
  • Mindfulness Resources icon-file recommended by the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing includes a list of Twin Cities’ mindfulness organizations, internet tools, mobile applications (apps) and books.
  • The Live Well Blog contains wellness and prevention information from the experts at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

Organizations, Projects and Institutes that Offer Helpful Mental Health Resources

Change to Chill isn’t the only organization that wants to help you or your loved one manage their mental health and live a healthier lifestyle. There are several groups in Minnesota offering online mental health resources and advocating for the importance of mental well-being in our communities.

  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota – Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.
  • NAMI Minnesota Youth – A NAMI resource specifically tailored to youth.
  • The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers free downloadable Guided Meditations.
  • Change to Chill™ partners with Girl Scouts River Valley to connect more girls and young adults to mental well-being resources. With the support of Change to Chill, Girl Scouts River Valley helps girls build skills to improve their overall well-being by keeping their minds and bodies healthy, creating and maintaining healthy relationships with others, and creatively expressing themselves and their ideas. Click here to learn more about the partnership between Change to Chill and Girl Scouts River Valley, and ways your troop can earn a special Change to Chill patch!

If you live outside the Allina Health Minnesota and Western Wisconsin service area and are interested in purchasing the Change to Chill patch please email [email protected] and indicate Stress Less Patches in the subject line. Shari will be happy to help you place your order. There is a minimum of 50 patches per order.

  • The Bounce Back Project is a unique collaborative of physicians, nurses, hospital leaders, staff and community partners in Wright County, MN, who have come together for a single purpose — to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and organizations by promoting health through happiness. Change to Chill and The Bounce Back Project partner to cross-promote resources on gratitude and resilience to better serve our communities.
  • John Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health is committed to assisting urban youth in becoming healthy and productive adults. Together with community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote the health and well-being of young people.

If you’re looking to educate a large group with tips on how to manage mental health issues and spread mental health awareness, consider filling out a request form for a one-time presentation or training.

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