Self-Help Resources

These resources may help you become more aware of your emotional health or may provide skills and tools to improve your emotional health.  

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.

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

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 @buffalo.edu 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 support@taoconnect.org.

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.

Togetherall

Togetherall is an online peer-to-peer platform, offering a safe space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings. Plus, there are always trained professionals on hand, 24/7, 365 days a year. And, if sharing isn’t your thing, Togetherall has tools and courses to help you look after yourself, along with plenty of resources to explore. Click here to register.

MindWise on Campus: Suicide Prevention for Students Course

Developed by the creators of MindWise's SOS Signs of Suicide, an evidence-based program trusted by thousands – MindWise on Campus is an online training that uses video and interactive learning to teach students how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) if they’re worried about themselves or a friend.

Because mental health concerns often first appear between the ages of 18 and 25, it’s our goal to provide students access to the wide range of suicide prevention and mental health resources that are available to them during their time at the University at Buffalo.

The MindWise on Campus course uses real and diverse stories of mental health struggles and recovery to provide students with resources and actionable steps to support themselves and their peers. 

We encourage every student to take 30 minutes to learn:

  • How students can recognize signs of suicide risk in themselves or a friend
  • How to have a difficult conversation that encourages someone to seek help
  • How to build strong peer connections that foster positive mental well-being
  • An overview of available student mental health resources, on and off-campus

If you are struggling now, help is available for UB Students. During normal business hours call Counseling Services and ask speak to a crisis counselor (716-645-2720).  If your emergency occurs after normal business hours, call 716-645-2720 and press option “2” to speak with a counselor or call Crisis Services of Erie County at 716-834-3131.  Other options are to call/text/chat 988 or text 741741 for support 24/7.

Need Help?

Short-term on campus mental health support

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800

Additional Resources

Need to talk?

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. We're here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, and more. Text: Got5U to 741741

Disclaimer

This information is designed to provide self-help resources for mental health. This website is not psychotherapy treatment. If you have questions, need help or just want someone to talk with, please contact Counseling Services.