Mental Health Self-Help

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Published June 22, 2023

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.

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 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

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