PLEASE NOTE: The resources presented below are informational and intended as an aid in understanding the topics presented, but are not intended as a substitute for assistance from a qualified mental health professional.
What is TAO Self-Help?
TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) Self-Help is a platform of tools and information to help you learn about struggles common to college students and to develop helpful strategies for navigating these challenges.
TAO Self-Help Topics and Enrollment Keys.
Leave Your Blues Behind
When life feels low, it’s easy to think negatively. This pathway will encourage you to find ways to think more positively; in doing so, you’ll notice that you don’t feel quite as blue anymore. As you learn to pay attention to your thoughts and find ways to view situations in a more constructive light, you’ll find that your behaviors become more positive as well. This pathway also includes a section on mindfulness techniques, which will help you learn to be present in your life and find peace in the moment.
Enrollment Key: DepressionSelf-Help01
Calming Your Worry
You may select from two versions of this pathway: one focuses on broad life experiences, while the other is tailored to the challenges of the college student. In either version, you will learn to recognize and understand how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors. By learning to catch negative thoughts and consider them in a more positive light, you will find that you begin to act with greater confidence. As you realize you have control over your thoughts, you’ll worry less about the challenges ahead, knowing that you have the ability to persist through difficulties.
Enrollment Key: AnxietySelf-Help01
Let Go and Be Well
Resilience is the psychological concept of successfully processing and adapting to change and stress; this pathway guides you to a place where you can begin to accept and embrace your life fully—even its challenges. Improving your abilities to accept and adapt to unexpected events in your life can lead to marked improvement in both functioning and mood. In addition to learning mindfulness techniques that allow you to practice being in the present moment, you will also begin to clarify and understand your own personal values. By committing to living a life that follows those priorities, you will likely find greater peace and well-being.
Enrollment Key: StressManagementSelf-Help01
Evaluating Alcohol and Drug Use
This pathway is for people seeking more knowledge and information about the role substances play in their lives. In these lessons, you will reflect on your own choices regarding alcohol and drug use, and make a plan for any changes you’d like to make in these behaviors.
Enrollment Key: AODSelf-Help01
Interpersonal Relationships and Communication
Relationships can be challenging sometimes. This pathway will help you understand how to improve your relationships by building communication skills, and learning to recognize unhealthy relationship behaviors. You’ll also learn how to respond more effectively to others.
Enrollment Key: RelationshipsSelf-Help01
This pathway will help you understand your anger and learn more effective ways of dealing with it.
Enrollment Key: AngerSelf-Help01
New TAO Users:
A. Create a New TAO account
B. Enter one of the ENROLLMENT KEYS (see above) to sign up for a self-help topic
Login to Existing TAO Account
A. Log into your TAO account
B. Click on “User Setting” on the menu page and then click on “Enroll yourself into a TAO group.”