Change to Chill Week starts Oct.11

For more information, contact: Tim Burke, 651-409-3030

MINNEAPOLIS, (Oct. 8, 2021) — Let’s face it, we could all use a chill week! Good news, Change to Chill’s “Chill Week,” starts next Monday, Oct. 11th. Structured to resemble a traditional school homecoming week, Chill Week focuses on a daily theme to encourage teens (and adults) to think about and practice self-care using Change to Chill’s free online resources and activities.

The themes for this year’s Chill Week are:

  • Move-it Monday – focus on physical activity and mindful movement.
  • Tour Tuesday – encourages participants to find the places in their communities that help them unwind and de-stress (i.e. school Chill Zone, local park, community garden, etc.).
  • Well-being Wednesday – directs participants to the Change to Chill Stress Factor Quiz to assess their stressors, understand their physical impacts, and learn ways to cope. Also encourages discussion about mental health stigma.
  • Thankful Thursday – encourages participants to practice gratitude as a way to improve their mood and overall health and well-being.
  • Friendship Friday – emphasizes the importance of social connectedness and healthy relationships.

All are welcome to participate, whether as an individual, school or community organization, or as a family. For more information, check out this year’s Chill Week guide. We also encourage you to follow Change to Chill on social media and show how you celebrate #ChillWeek.

Change to Chill is a free online resource from Allina Health that offers mental health resources for teens designed to help them learn how to relax and integrate healthy habits into their lifestyle. Whether a teen, a mentor or a parent, mindfulness guides and stress management activities are available to help you soothe your mind and Change to Chill.

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, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.