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  1. ONLINE Social & Emotional support

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. 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.

  2. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    MSFriends Helpline

    Support from a trained volunteer living with MS, when you want and need it. Connect today by calling the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Vision (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses the types of vision problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms

  4. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  5. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated November 2014)

  6. VIDEO Family & Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

  7. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 72-pages. (This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.)*published prior to the enactment of the ACA.

  8. PRINT Mobility & Accessibility

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

  9. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 1 (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

  10. 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.