'Created by students for students': Burnsville High's chill room aims to calm anxiety

[Savage Pacer, October 16, 2019] Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz felt overwhelmed by stress when she took a job after school last year. She worried about her grades and struggled to find time to calm her mind in between class, work and extracurricular activities.

This year, Fritz and classmate Kylie Krick, a junior, designed the high school's chill room, where students can spend a few moments away from class to help manage stress and anxiety.

Burnsville High School was selected for Allina Health's Change To Chill partnership this year.

Fritz and Krick completed paid summer internships through the program and received $1,000 for creating a "Chill Zone" at their school. The partnership also provides ongoing support with mental health training for school staff and free, online resources. Read the full story here online at swnewsmedia.com/savage_pacer.

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Katie Fritz and Kylie Krick created Burnsville High School's chill room. They hope the new resource will help students manage stress and anxiety at school.

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