Using USD's Self-Help Site for Mental Health, Wellness & Life Skill Resources


  • How can I access the 24 hour free online mental health and life skill resources (videos) for USD students, faculty and staff?
  • What is TAO Therapy Assistance Online?
  • Could you use a little bit of help?



Stress, depression, anxiety, interest in wellness themes


What is TAO?

  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free online resource offered to USD students, faculty and staff from the Student Counseling Center
  • TAO includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues
  • TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals
  • It may be helpful to think of TAO as an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life
  • As you watch videos and engage with our interactive components, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals
  • You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that's just one session a day, or perhaps two whole modules, it's entirely up to you 

Using TAO, you will learn from different modules you chose to use! Some of these modules include:

  • Calming Your Worry
  • Let Go and Be Well
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication
  • Leave your Blues Behind
  • Improving Your Mood


How to Register for TAO Self-Help

  1. Register in TAO Connect
  2. Enter First Name, Last Name, and USD email address
  3. There is no need to create a password, you will be directed to the University of South Dakota's Single Sign-In
  4. Leave Enrollment Key field blank
  5. Click Sign Me Up
  6. Check your email, you will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in
    Note: if you have already registered go to the login page

Download the TAO Mobile App (click images below)

Click to download on the Apple APP Stock 


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