Self-Help Resources

The resources below may help you become more aware of your emotional health or may provide skills and tools to improve your emotional health.  However, if you prefer to discuss your concerns with one of our mental health professionals, contact Counseling Services at 716-645-2720. 

TAO Self-Help

TAO Self-Help is a customizable, self-guided program that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional.

Available Content and Tools

Materials in TAO Self-Help can help with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger management, problem solving, communications and evaluating your alcohol and drug use through:

  • Self-help tools
  • Mindfulness library and exercises
  • Self-help videos
  • Educational modules
  • Logs to track moods and progress

Setting-Up Your Account

Access is available to all current UB students, faculty and staff.

Accessing TAO is easy from desktop or mobile, once you create your account:

  • Use your UB email address to create your account
  • Create a unique password (minimum 8 characters in length containing 1 non-alpha numeric character and 1 capitalization)
  • Agree to TAO services
  • Check your UB email to finish your account set up

Need help with TAO Self Help, contact TAO at

On-Line Screenings

Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. These types of screenings are typically designed to be educational, not diagnostic.