Current as of Dec. 29, 2020
Military life offers its share of surprises. It can be a balancing act to juggle your daily duties and responsibilities before factoring in the “new normal” of COVID-19. You may feel drained – especially when you’re worried about loved ones and trying to keep up with changes due to the pandemic.
A new text-based service from the Military Health System and Military OneSource can help you get back on track. My MiLife Guide is like having a portable health and wellness coach, that will regularly send you texts, or “GuideTips,” to support you as you take care of yourself and your family. These texts will lead you to proven resources developed for the military community.
How My MilLife Guide works
My MilLife Guide harnesses the expertise and resources of Military OneSource, the Military Health System and other government agencies, then delivers them to your mobile device. When you sign up for My MilLife Guide as a service member or a military spouse, you will receive targeted text messages four times per week during the eight-week program. You can sign up now by texting the following keywords to GOV311 (468311): “MilLife SM“ if you’re a service member or “MilLife Spouse” if you’re a military spouse.
My MilLife Guide starts each week with a text asking you to set a small goal, such as accomplishing a task on your to-do list or going to bed 30 minutes early. During the week, you will receive three more texts with reminders, tips and suggestions for small, easy-to-accomplish tasks. The texts will connect you with free tools and resources exclusively for the military community. MilLife Guide can help with:
- Stress management and overall wellness
- Relationship stress
- Sleep issues
- Personal finance
- Career goals
- Health care
- Non-medical counseling
My MilLife Guide connects you with resources, including:
- Wellness apps and podcasts
- Virtual health and well-being tools
- Military OneSource specialty consultation information
- Parenting resources
- And much more!
Reclaim control over COVID-19 stress and focus on your well-being by signing up for the My MilLife Guide program. Text ”MilLife SM” to GOV311 (468311) if you’re a service member. If you’re a military spouse, text “MilLife Spouse” to GOV311 (468311).
Stay up to date on all the latest information on COVID-19. For Department of Defense updates for the military community regarding the virus that causes COVID-19, view the following sites:
- Visit Coronavirus.gov, CDC.gov, USA.gov, Health.mil and Defense.gov.
- Follow Military OneSource’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. Also, follow Military Health on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Continue to visit the Coronavirus Updates for Our Military Community page.
- Check Move.mil for PCS-related updates.