Counseling groups for people newly diagnosed with MS to be held in Golden Valley, Mankato
Aug. 25, 2008
Contact: Emily Wilson
MINNEAPOLIS — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter will host weekly counseling groups for people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, from Sept. 17 to Nov. 5, in Golden Valley, Minn., and Mankato, Minn.
Newly Diagnosed Counseling Groups provide opportunities to obtain accurate information about MS, consider ways to effectively manage living with a chronic disease and receive and lend support to others. Group facilitators are licensed professionals knowledgeable about MS and related issues. A neurologist specializing in MS will attend one session to field questions. Family and friends are encouraged to attend this session.
The groups meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday for eight weeks. Registration is required. To register, contact Jeff Fisher at 612-335-7951 or jfisher@MSsociety.org. To learn more about National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter programs and services, visit http://www.mssociety.org/ or call 800-582-5296.
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About the National MS Society
Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.