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Peer Counseling

When coping with MS becomes difficult, it sometimes helps to talk to someone who has been there.  Whether someone has just been diagnosed with MS or is struggling with new or ongoing symptoms, the MSF’s Volunteer Peer Counselors are here to listen and offer support.

Through our We Care, We Call program, people with MS are able to get a regular “check-in” call from other people with MS. Calls can be requested each week, every few days, or once a month. Requests for calls can be made at 888-673-6287 or

Although women are most commonly diagnosed with MS, men with the condition face unique challenges. The MSF’s Men and MS Program puts callers in touch with MSF Volunteer Peer Counselor Jim Masterson, who has been living with MS for more than 20 years.  Jim can be reached by calling 888-MSFOCUS (673-6287), or contacted at

If you have a question you would like answered by a peer counselor, call our National Toll-Free Helpline at 888-673-6287 and speak to one of the volunteers. If a peer counselor is not immediately available, they will return your call as soon as possible.

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