Explore Self-Help Resources

Self-Help resources further extend our within the community and make support more accessible for all of the UC community.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) 

TAO is a free interactive, web-based self-help program that provides online and mobile tools to help you overcome the day to day challenges around stressors like anxiety, depression, or other concerns.

How Do I Sign Up?

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Here are the steps to get you started in TAO:

  1. In your browser window, navigate to TAO Website (USA)  and click on the ‘Sign Me Up’ button. 
  2. Enter your name and email address on the enrollment form, use your university email address.
  3. Enter a password (once more to confirm it). 
  4. Leave the ‘Enrollment Key’ field blank. Fill out the demographics and Informed Consent form, and click ‘Sign Me Up!’
  5. Check your email. You will be sent a confirmation link which you must click on before signing in. 
  6. Click on the link, and log into the platform, and the first thing you will see is the home page. Scroll down to the section ‘My Pathways’ to find all your available pathways.
  7. Choose the pathway(s) that are right for you, then get started.  Work through the educational module and exercises.  The course will prompt you when a practice tool or log should be completed.  You can work with these either in the web interface or you can download the Android or iOS mobile apps. NOTE: The apps include the logs and mindfulness library; however most of the courses must be accessed through the web interface.Make sure you click the "Sign up in TAO Self-Help box." You will have instant access to the program and can start the program today.   

Please note you need to use your UC email address to have access to the program.


Calm logo over lake

Students and benefit-eligible employees have access to a free, one-year subscription to Calm. Calm offers a range of options including mood tracking, sleep stories, mindfulness exercises, breathing techniques, playlists, and more. Use your UC email address to sign-up today. 

Reach Out App

University of Cincinnati Reach Out

University of Cincinnati's Reach Out is a Suicide Prevention app that provides quick access to guidance for supporting a friend in need, suicide prevention, or coping with mental health challenges. It also supplies information about resources and services offered on the campus and in the community, including crisis hotline numbers. The Reach Out app is designed for students, parents, friends of students, faculty and staff. The Reach Out app better prepares people to help a friend, loved one or themselves. 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

In Collaboration with 1n5 and Child Focus, we provide evidence-based suicide prevention training - Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). All members of the UC community are welcome to register. Students are encouraged to register on their own or have their entire organization sign up for a QPR Training via GetInvolvedUC.