Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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To take care of others, start by taking care of yourself.

As a student, it can be difficult to prioritize self-care when you are busy learning to care for others, but unexamined emotions may lead to burnout, mental distress, compassion fatigue and even poor clinical decisions, which can adversely affect patient care and ultimately your mental health overall.

At TTUHSC, we care about you not only as students, but as people. Your health is our priority, and we’ve partnered with Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) which allows students to get effective treatment when your schedule or life makes it hard to get to the counseling center. Topic examples include: Stress, Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxieties, Depression, Conflict, and much more!

What is Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)?

Therapy Assistance Online an interactive, self-guided, web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies for students to help overcome anxiety, depression and other common concerns.

  • Easily Accessible Therapy Resources
  • Available 24/7
  • Work at Your Own Pace

With Therapy Assistance Online, students have access to highly effective therapy modules 24/7 and weekly exercises take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and can be done on a smart phone, tablet or computer.

How to Get Started:

1. In your browser window (Chrome or Firefox), navigate to or scan the QR code below.
2. Once you enter your university email address you will be redirected to the institution's login page. 
3. Enter current credentials for TTUHSC.
4. Leave the '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.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call or text 988

If you are in crisis and one of the following applies to you:

  • You feel you are in immediate danger of harming yourself.
  • You feel you are in immediate danger of harming someone else.
  • You have recently been assaulted or had a traumatic experience.

Please do one of the following:

  • Call 911 – you will be connected with the police who can help you get emergency services.
  • Call the StarCare Crisis Team 806.740.1414.
  • Go to your local emergency room.
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