MS not only affects the person with the disease, but their loved ones as well. If someone you care about has been recently diagnosed and you are looking for information, the National MS Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter is here to answer questions and provide information for you to learn about this disease your loved one is facing and what you can do about it.
What is MS?
Our Learn About MS page contains many helpful resources to answer your questions about what multiple sclerosis is while the Multimedia Resources page, also found here, offers you a variety of methods such as our online publications or YouTube videos to gain more information. The For Caregivers section gives helpful information for you specifically as a caregiver or carepartner and even offers resources just for you.
Who can I talk to about this?
As a carepartner or caregiver for someone with MS, you may be feeling stressed as well. Our Carepartner Support Groups offer loved ones of people with MS a chance to voice their feelings and concerns with others in similar situations as well as with a licensed counselor that can offer professional advice.
What kind of resources are available to me?
Taking care of someone with MS may not always be easy and sometimes as a caregiver you need some extra support in helping your loved one. Our Caregiver Resources page has a variety of links to websites that can help you get the assistance you need so you can be the best care partner possible.
How can I Join the Movement to create a world free of MS?
If you are looking to take action and join us in the movement to end MS forever there is a variety of ways to get involved. Our Fundraising Events page contains the list of our major events held to raise money for the programs and services we provide, as well as to go toward research. Here, you can learn how to participate in these events.
Another option is to visit our Volunteer page to find out how to volunteer for various events and/or help in other ways like Office Support or directly helping other people with MS by participating in Deliver a Smile or Make a Difference Day. There are many volunteer options, and we are sure to have one that will interest you!
Interested in becoming an MS activist? Visit our Advocacy page to learn how to fuel change through a political outlet.
Another way to help join the movement is simply to make a financial contribution to the National MS Society which goes toward all of our programs and services as well as toward research to find a cure. To make a contribution, go to our Donate page where you can choose to donate immediately or set up a Planned Giving, a Tribute or Memorial Fund, and more.
Vice President of Programs & Services