Resilience is one of the most powerful tools you can have to live with MS.

It can lead to greater happiness and satisfaction in life, despite what it may throw at you.

Armed with resilience, you can look forward to stronger relationships and greater self-esteem and confidence.


The kryptonite to adversity

When faced with daunting obstacles in life, resilience enables you to overcome them.

It can help you look at things differently – to see not threats, but challenges and opportunities.

So instead of MS controlling your life, you are in control.


Health in resilience

There are health benefits too. Resilience can lower your risk of illnesses such as heart disease and may even make you less prone to infections.1-3

And it means you may be less likely to experience depression and anxiety.2


The good news: resilience doesn’t have to come naturally

Some people are naturally resilient. It’s part of their makeup.

If that’s not you, take heart. Resilience is something that can be acquired.

It’s all about practising certain behaviours. They will naturally lead to resilience. And enable you not just to cope with MS, but thrive on it.


Tailor made for unpredictability

The kind of unpredictability that MS forces you to live with is exactly why resilience is such a valuable asset to have.

Resilience equips you to face that unpredictability. To look at your situation differently. To see that you are in charge, rather than the other way around.

With resilience, you can cope with whatever comes your way, no matter where you are in life or where you are at with your disease.

And discover strengths and qualities in yourself you never knew existed.


  • Bergh C, et al. Heart. 2015;101(8):623-629.
  • Carvalho IG, et al. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2016;24:e2836.
  • Dantzer R, et al. 2018. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Nov;74:28-42.