(changes; parenting; planning for the future)
An MS diagnosis impacts the whole family. When a person is diagnosed with MS, there is immediate impact on everyone who loves them. Family members and friends experience similar emotions when adapting to MS in their lives as the person living with MS does: fear, guilt, anger, denial, grief and anxiety.
From parenting with MS to financial challenges, caregiving and more, these resources may help the entire family address the challenges that come with an unpredictable disease. Start with a personal call to action.
- Connect with others with similar interests and experiences through the Society’s private community at MSconnection.org, as well as “Ask an MS Navigator” your questions within the community, or
- With the National MS Society Family Matters and Parenting, or
- In online courses, or
- Through financial planning and Insurance and Money Matters
In National MS Society publications like
- Maximizing Independence or Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS
- Someone You Know Has MS: A Book for Families, Plaintalk: A Booklet for Families,
- When a Parent Has MS: A Teenagers Guide or Keep S’myelin for children,
- Guide for Caregivers
By phone – resources across the country can be found by calling the Society at 800-344-4867 or by searching your local chapter website
Volunteering together can have a meaningful, positive impact on your family – learn new things, explore new experiences, and be a part of your community. Get Involved with the National MS Society's special events and more!