Photo: Man with MS outside in a wheelchair

Coping with loss, grief and guilt

People's reactions to MS, especially after diagnosis, can be very similar to those experienced after the death of a loved one. This can lead to feelings of grief.

It is important to understand and recognise grief and the emotions it causes. There are also ways of ‘grieving healthily’ - dealing with natural and common reactions to MS.

For a more detailed look at understanding and coping with grief, see our publication MS and your Emotions.

Understanding grief and guilt