Mental Health Self-Help

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Published October 18, 2021

As a UB student, you have 24/7 access to a variety of online, self-help mental health resources.

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.

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.


Headspace offers science-backed meditation exercises and mindfulness resources. In partnership with NYS, Headspace now has a special NY collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to support you through stressful and challenging times.

Need More Help?
  • The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741
  • Consider individual and group counseling services


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.

For more services and opportunities like this:

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

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