Initial post and some subsequent posts copied or moved from this thread. I can't stand this "positive outlook" push for the chronically ill. I go to an MS therapy centre and about a month ago they got in lots of stuff about a (commercial) programme called "Overcoming MS". The title alone makes me want tp scream. You can't overcome MS!!! It is just a short step from "you can overcome MS" to "you still have MS because you are not working hard enough" The thing I find upsetting is the step 7 which is how you can prevent your kids getting MS by following the programme steps. So it is no longer a tragedy if your child gets MS as well it is your fault. The whole programme is just buzz words, vegan diet, exercise, mindfulness and so on. The NHS is also doing a programme but it is called "Living Well with MS" which is more acceptable but still the risk of blame sneaking in. My grandson developed type 1 diabetes and was so flooded by how successful you can be with diabetes it began to feel like it was an illness that was just a blip in your life whereas it is important to know how bad things can get as well so you can have a balanced view of the risks and what you can do to minimize them. Anything else treats us as children who can't handle the truth while putting the blame firmly on the patient.