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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. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Websites: Caregiver SOS

    The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, bilingual, and confidential program that connects caregivers and family members to information and support through the telephone or “tele-learning”. The Caregiver Teleconnection provides learning sessions on a variety of useful topics, hosted over the phone by professional facilitators and experts. Family caregivers have the opportunity to connect and share with others in their situation during the sessions.

  2. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Websites: HelpPRO

    Need someone to talk to? Help Pro can help you meet your unique counseling needs by using their free, online database to find a counselor, or by calling 800-652-0155.

  3. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Websites: Oklahoma 2-1-1

    Access services for food, clothing, health care, shelter, housing, support groups, legal aid, and many more health and human service needs.

  4. ONLINE Social gatherings and networking

    Websites: MSWorld

    MSWorld provides support & educational information in living with multiple sclerosis. They offer chat, message boards, a resource center, a conference center, an arcade, and a Creative Center, along with social networking connections on Facebook & Twitter.

  5. TELEPHONE Support and Self Help Groups

    Third-Party Services: MSFriends

    This resource offers a telephone-based peer support helpline, staffed with people who know first-hand what it is like to live with MS. The helpline is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Central time.

  6. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  7. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

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