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IF YOU ARE A MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE OR RESEARCHER

Relationships with pharmaceutical, medical device, research or other companies are managed through local staff of the National MS Society. Representatives are not to directly contact and support self-help groups.
If you are recruiting for a study and would like to reach out to one or multiple self-help groups please contact studies@nmss.org for assistance.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and canceling or postponing all National MS Society in-person events, meetings, programs, wellness and activity classes and State Action Days through May 17. We feel this is a necessary step to help protect all those involved in the MS movement and support our local communities in preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, many groups are continuing to meet virtually. Please reach out to individual group leaders for more information. We are here for people with MS and their families — no matter what.

We encourage you to visit our Coronavirus Resources page for the latest information and updates about COVID-19 including:

  • Special considerations for people living with multiple sclerosis
  • What to do if you have symptoms
  • Tips to protect yourself and those around you

We appreciate your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to an MS Navigator if you have any questions or concerns.

Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Benefits of participating in a self-help group include:

  • Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems.
  • Finding support from others.
  • The opportunity to help others.
  • Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges.

National MS Society self-help groups focus on support, advocacy, education, wellness or may be more social in nature.  Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, parents with MS, carepartners or African-Americans.  Other groups may have a specific focus, such as physical activity, wellness or healthy living.

People come together at self-help groups to lift each other up through personal struggles and encourage each other to try new things and live each day to its full potential. Learn more about the sense of community and the power of connection offered at National MS Society groups.

Find a group in your area here, or to talk to someone about establishing a group, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867 or online.

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MSconnection.org support groups have different purposes and serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed. 

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