Veterans looking for ways to stay safe or manage stress during the COVID-19 pandemic can look to Annie for help.
Annie is the VA’s automated text messaging program that sends health information and self-care reminders straight to any cell phone with texting capabilities
A few times a week, Annie sends a text asking if you would like a coping tip. If you reply ‘yes,’ Annie sends one of more than 60 activities that you can do to help decrease feelings of anxiety, anger, depression, and isolation.
To participate in the Annie program, you must first register online.
Visit Annie on the VA App store for more information and instructions. If you need additional assistance or have questions, call 877-327-0022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.