MS support groups are a much needed part of the MS community. Not only are these groups the perfect place to meet others who are living with the same disease as you, but they have access to an abundance of information as well. Whether you are looking for ways to find assistive equipment, modified activities for individuals with limited mobility, or reading material about MS, support groups can point you in the right direction.

A doctor will usually supply details on where to find an MS group near you upon diagnosis with MS. Depending on the size of the city you live in, the group might meet daily, weekly, or only on occasion. If you are unable to leave home easily, there is the option to join MS support groups online instead. You might not be able to meet in person with everyone in the group, but it is still possible to get to know them over the Internet. Online support groups have chat rooms, forums where discussions can be held, and most will provide news about MS research when it becomes available.

Well-known support groups, such as Revive MS Support, have community events to promote MS awareness. Anyone is welcome to volunteer with these groups to help spread the word about MS and how continued research is the key to getting rid of Multiple Sclerosis for good.


Benefits of an MS Support Group


Getting together with others who are trying to figure out how to deal with the sudden changes in life MS has forced upon them is a great form of therapy. Support groups provide emotional support as well. There might be a time when you need someone to talk to about what you are going through with MS or how it is making you feel. Support groups for people with MS can also provide encouragement when trying something new and cheer you on after a great achievement.

MS support groups UK or any country has to offer can also be geared towards very specific groups of individuals with MS. For instance, one might be strictly for the people in the Armed Forces, Asians, Jewish people, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered individuals, or people of African and Caribbean descent.

MS support groups around the world cover nearly all walks of life. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation website has a map of the United States that provides more detailed information about support groups for MS around the nation. Upon selecting a state, the city, location, and contact information for a specific group is made accessible. Other MS sites will have contact information for someone who can help you find a support group in your area.


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