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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.

  1. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated November 2011)

  2. 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)

  3. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

    Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated January 2014)

  4. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

  5. VIDEO Emotional Health

    Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

    This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

  6. 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.

  7. IN PERSON Emotional Health


    We offer a wide variety of counseling and support services. We can help with; referrals to professional counselors with MS knowledge and experience, confidential, short-term, individual and/or family counseling and cost coverage should your insurance be inadequate or non-existent for a predetermined amount of time or sessions.

  8. IN PERSON Emotional Health


    Trained volunteers and staff are linked with people who have MS and their family members for face-to-face visits in their homes or in long-term care facilities.

  9. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    MSFriends Program

    Connects you with volunteers living with MS. Call the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436. All of your conversations are confidential to the peer relationship.

  10. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Peer Connections

    You can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer. For more information about peer connections or to talk to someone about choosing a peer, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.