Looking for Multiple Sclerosis Resources During COVID-19? MSAA Has You Covered
Right now, we are experiencing challenging times. For those with chronic illnesses, these challenges can be even more stressful and overwhelming. Finding accurate, up-to-date information from a trusted source is difficult. However, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is here to help. We have several resources available for the MS community that can assist you during this time of great uncertainty.
Toll-free helpline & chat
MSAA provides a toll-free Helpline that allows individuals with MS, family members, care partners, and friends to speak directly with one of MSAA’s experienced Client Services Specialists. These trained and compassionate individuals have a social services and/or counseling background. However, please note that our Client Services Specialists are not trained medical professionals – any questions related to your medical care should be shared with your physician and clinical care team.
Webinars about COVID-19 and mindfulness
MSAA offers an extensive library of on-demand videos and webinars that provide helpful insights on wellness, stress management, and the latest updates on the coronavirus. Newly archived webinars on MSAA’s website include:
Keeping it Simple: Everyday Mindfulness for People Living with MS
Featuring marriage and family therapist Cheryl Young, MAMFT, this webinar explores Mindfulness and ways to bring balance and calm into your life while teaching practical coping skills to better manage stress and help decrease anxiety, depression, and fear.
What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and MS – Program 2
Once again presented by MSAA’s Chief Medical Officer Barry Hendin, MD and the Chair of MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council Carrie Hersh, DO, MSc, this second installment provides the latest news and updates (as of its broadcast on April 13, 2020) on the coronavirus and its impact on multiple sclerosis.
Check out these video resources and other recorded webinars on MSAA's MSi on-demand video library.
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