RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH MS

Learn more about multiple sclerosis & resources available

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society addresses the challenges of living with MS through its 50-state network of chapters. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

The MS Society of Canada’s mission is to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change to bring us closet to a world free of MS. The MS Society of Canada has a number of resources and research studies available on its site.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation’s website offers information on MS, as well as programs and events, publications, access to provider information, and a wide variety of online services and forums.

International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies

A comprehensive, international and up to date information resource developed by MS experts worldwide, and available in 15 languages.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

The website provides information on MS programs and services, and access to several quarterly publications for people with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence

As part of the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, the Center of Excellence provides information on understanding, diagnosing, and treating MS, as well as life issues and health problems associated with MS.

Connect to others with multiple sclerosis

MSConnection.org

A social networking website and community for people with MS that is sponsored by the National MS Society and secure. You join online groups to connect. To learn more about it, you can go to  There is a video that explains how it works and the link to connect.

MS Navigator

A MS Society person who can inform you of current programs and support opportunities, including webinars and groups. Contact 1-800-344-4867 or send an email via https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Helpful-Links/Contact-Us.

MS World

Provides information and support for those living with MS from. All volunteers managing the website are diagnosed with MS.

HealingWell.com

A free social network and community for information, resources, and support.

Well-being & symptom management

My MSToolkit

My MSToolkit is  a web-based, self-guided, symptom self-management program specifically for people living with MS symptoms.

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

Provides lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS.

Living Well with MS

The MS Society has many resources available to help people live well with MS, including information regarding diet, exercise, stress management, and other wellness strategies.

MS and Wellness

The MS Society of Canada has resources for helping people with MS to not just manage symptoms, but thrive.

Fatigue & sleep

Signs & Symptoms of Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS. Visit the MS Society of the United Kingdom’s page to learn more about what fatigue is and how to minimize its effects on your life.

Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS

This video and book, made available by the National MS Society, can help you learn more about two issues that can have a profound impact on quality of life – pain and sleep disorders in MS – and about managing these problems, available treatment options, and research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders.

Fatigue: What You Should Know

Fatigue: What You Should Know is a guide to clinical practice guidelines for people with MS made available by the National MS Society.

Pain & spasticity

American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. You can reach the ACPA at 1-800-533-3231.

Pain In MS

Learn more about pain in MS, including describing pain, causes of pain, the MS hug, and treating and managing pain with these resources from the MS Society of the United Kingdom.

Managing Pain and Sleep Issues in MS

This video and book, made available by the National MS Society, can help you learn more about two issues that can have a profound impact on quality of life – pain and sleep disorders in MS – and about managing these problems, available treatment options, and research to identify the cause of pain and sleep disorders.

SPASTICITY

Learn more about spasticity, what it is and how to treat and manage the condition.

Mental health, therapy, & substance use

American Psychological Association Psychologist Locator

The Psychologist Locator helps you find practicing psychologists in your local area.

EMOTIONAL Well-Being

Learn more about emotional well-being and MS with this resources from the National MS Society.

Psychology Today

The Therapist Locator helps you find a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, treatment center, or support group. You may also call 1-800-374-2721.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You can call 1-800-273-8255.

Crisis Text Line  

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the United States. Text HOME to 686868 in Canada and to 85258 in the United Kingdom.

Cognition

Cognitive Changes in MS – Current Recommendations

The MS Society has created a brochure describing how to recognize if you’re experiencing cognitive changes and what to do about it.

MS Trust Staying Smart

Staying Smart is a website for people who want to know more about how MS can affect thinking with explanations of different types of thinking problems and useful tips and tricks.

Mobility & motor function

Physical activity

The MS Society of Canada has a number of resources and guidelines related to physical activity.

Stretching for People with MS

Stretching for People with MS is an illustrated manual from the National MS Society that focuses on the basics of moving and stretching muscles and soft tissues at your own pace.

Free From Falls

Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program with eight modules “designed to increase your knowledge about risk factors associated with falls and provide you with strategies to reduce your risk of falling.”

Minimizing Your Risk of Falls

Minimizing Your Risk of Falls is a guide for people with MS from the National MS Society.