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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Pinellas County (Central) Tuesday Evening Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Marion County Self-Help Group “Multiple Sclerosis Villages People”

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Orange County (includes Seminole County) Sunday Afternoon Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
  4. ONLINE One-on-one Peer Support

    One-on-One Peer Connections

    Through the Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. You can connect with your peer via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations. Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.

  5. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bowel Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses bowel dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  6. ONLINE Emotional Health

    MS and the Mind (.pdf)

    A reprint from InsideMS. Covers depression, cognitive functions, mood swings, coping tips and medications. (last updated June 2008)

  7. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    From Clinical Trials to Treatments

    This presentation is: From Clinical Trials to Treatments.

  8. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Solving Cognitive Problems (.pdf)

    Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation. By Nick LaRocca, PhD, with Martha King. (last updated November 2011)

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Hillsborough County (South Tampa) Tuesday Evening Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
  10. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

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