Well-being includes the presence of positive emotions and moods (e.g., contentment, happiness), the absence of negative emotions (e.g., depression, anxiety), satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning.

Dual Continuum Opens in new windowStrategies:

  • Youth Mental Well-Being:

    1. Implement Change to Chill – a program developed by Allina Health that aims to help youth ages 13-19 identify stress, learn how it affects them, and most importantly, how to positively manage it. Public health staff offer an experiential class session that provides students the opportunity to practice a variety of stress management techniques and healthy coping behaviors.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): 

    1. Educate communities about neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs, and resilience research (NEAR Science) through presentation offerings
    2. More Resilient Minnesota: Support local efforts to host community conversations and develop a community resilience plan
    3. ACEs in Sherburne
  • Community Resilience:

    1. Stronger Together Inspiring Resilience (STIR)