Mental Health Self-Help

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Published April 1, 2024

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

Maintain connections and your mental health this summer by using our online self-help tools. You don't have to be on campus to find support. We've got you covered 24/7, wherever you are. 


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.

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.

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.

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 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

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

Phone: (716) 829-5800