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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. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

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

  4. IN PERSON You CAN!

    Teleconference Series: Caregiver Burnout

    This teleconference is aimed at the role of the caregiver for people with MS and discusses tools and methods for prolonging caregiver stamina and promoting caregiver morale.

    (recorded: 10 Aug 2011; time/size: 49m57s/8.5MB)

  5. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  6. ONLINE Insurance

    Websites: The Chronic Disease Fund

    The Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease obtain the expensive medications they need. They assist patients who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics. They pay the patient’s out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the cash flow problems that can prevent you from getting your medications.

  7. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Teleconference Series: Facing MS Related Changes with Confidence

    This teleconference discusses the impact of MS on individuals with MS, their families, and friends, and discusses tools and methods that can be used to overcome these new challenges.

    (recorded: 8 Jun 2010; time/size: 1h12m45s/16.3MB)

  8. ONLINE Exercise

    Websites: ActiveMSers

    ActiveMSers is designed to help, motivate, and inspire those with multiple sclerosis to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of physical limitations.

  9. ONLINE Insurance

    Websites: US Veterans Affairs

    Benefits website for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  10. IN PERSON Everyday Matters

    Teleconference Series: Snappy Comebacks to "But You Look so Good"

    A discussion of the invisible symptoms of MS and how to deal with insensitivity or lack of knowledge by which people may not understand the impact on quality-of-life for persons living with MS.

    Download the accompanying PDF Slideshow.

    (recorded: 9 Jul 2012; time/size: 1h0m0s/16.1MB)

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