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Change to Chill offers teens tools to cope with stress in their life

MINNEAPOLIS 02/11/2015

Allina Health has unveiled its newest online educational resource — Change to Chill™. The website, changetochill.org, provides free, easy-to-use information to help teens manage their stress in a healthy way.

Change to Chill

Tested by teens, Change to Chill offers mindfulness concepts, resiliency techniques, deep breathing strategies and additional ways to help teens stress less, be healthier and happier, and better able to face life’s challenges.

"Change to Chill is here to help teens figure out what stress is, what causes it and how they can manage it," said Lisa Herman, PsyD, LP, a psychologist at the Allina Health St. Michael Clinic. "I encourage teens to visit changetochill.org and take the quiz to determine their stress factors and get tips on how to best manage them."

Mental wellness is a top public health priority for our communities and Change to Chill is one way Allina Health is addressing the issue. According to the American Psychological Association, teens are under pressure and reporting comparable stress levels and symptoms of stress as adults. In fact, 34% of teens predict their stress will increase in the next year.

While the Change to Chill is geared toward teens, adults can use the site to benefit as well. Sharing information about Change to Chill is a great way to start a conversation with the teens in your life.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services

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