As the coronavirus pandemic stretches into a second year, you may feel worried and stressed. Text messages from Annie can help.
Annie is VA’s automated text messaging program that helps Veterans stay focused on their self-care. The program’s Coping During COVID messages can help you manage stress levels and feel more connected during the pandemic. They include more than 60 different coping tips with actions you can take to decrease feelings of anxiety, anger, depression and isolation.
VA surveyed 651 Veterans who received Annie’s Coping During COVID messages. The survey data showed that 90% of Veterans found the messages helpful. One Veterans surveyed shared, “COVID-19 has been so stressful. I know we’re all going through it together, but I have felt so alone and isolated. The messages from Annie have been a Godsend to me.”