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Explore helpful online, campus and community resources that provide information on mental health topics. BYU–Hawaii Counseling Services does not endorse any particular resource, rather, the information provided should be used as a guide for exploration and understanding.

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Take a free, quick, and anonymous survey to determine if you, or someone you care about, should connect with a mental health professional. Screenings are available for wide range, depression, anxiety, bipolar, traumatic stress, drug use, alcohol use, eating disorders, and gambling.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an interactive, web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. It is a free resource for BYU–Hawaii students and employees.

WHAT IS TAO?

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.

BENEFITS OF TAO

Think of TAO as an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and bounce back from life’s disappointments or stumbling blocks. As you watch the videos and engage with interactive modules, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals.

HOW TO CONNECT?

TAO modules and tools are available as self-help tools or may be assigned by counselors from the BYU–Hawaii Counseling & Disability Service as a therapy tool in conjunction with regular sessions.

How to register for TAO?

1. In your browser window, navigate to the TAO registration page.
2. Enter first name, last name, and your school email address.
3. Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
4. Click 'Sign Me Up'.
5. Check your email. You will be sent a "Welcome to TAO" email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in.

LOGIN

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Once you’ve logged in, you will find a variety of easy-to-use resources to explore—assessments, videos, mindfulness guides, and activity logs. Many of these resources can also be accessed through the TAO Mobile app, available from the Apple Store Play.

Download on the App Store Download on the Google Store

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Lift

Depression and Anxiety


Develop a personalized plan for sustainable healing, connect to a community of people for support, and use the daily tracker to identify patterns and celebrate improvements.
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Daylio

Daily Mood Tracker


Track mood and activities to help you understand your habits better and to create patterns to become more productive. Use beautiful charts and yearly stats to turn your life around.
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Headspace

Relaxation, Sleep, and Stress Management


Learn to meditate and live mindfully to reduce stress, stay focused, and boost compassion.
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Calm Harm

Urges to Self-Harm


The urge to self-harm is like a wave. Learn to ride the wave using these activities: comfort, distract, express yourself, release, random, and breathe. Based on basic DBT principles.
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MY3

Suicidal Thoughts


There is hope and a life to look forward to, even in your darkest moments. Define your network and your plan to stay safe. Be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide.
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Turn

Substance Abuse Recovery


Develop a personalized plan for long lasting recovery from substances, explore root contributors to your substance use, learn customized strategies to respond in difficult moments, access a community of people seeking recovery, and use the daily tracker to identify areas of vulnerability, visualize improvements, and celebrate victories.
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Fortify

Pornography


Develop a personalized plan for long lasting freedom from pornography, explore root contributors to compulsive behaviors, learn customized strategies to respond in difficult moments, access a community of people on the same path, and use the battle tracker to identify areas of vulnerability, visualize improvements, and celebrate victories.
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CBT-i Coach

Insomnia


For those who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. It will help you in learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving your sleep environment.
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TAO

Mental Health, Wellness, and Substance Use


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an interactive, web-based program that provides well-researched and highly effective strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. It is a free resource for BYU-Hawaii students and employees.
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Abuse

Find stories of hope, how you can help victims of abuse, resources, and other useful information and videos.
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Addiction

The 12-step APR helps individuals overcome addictions through Jesus Christ and His Atonement.
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Divorce

Those whose marriages have failed because of what others have done can receive strength and comfort from the Lord,
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Mental Health

Help for me, Help for Families
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Pornography

Protection, Help, Healing
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Suicided

Understanding and Healing from the Pain of Suicide
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Same-Sex Attraction

Kindness, inclusion, and respect for all of God's children.
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Self-Reliance Services

You can have better life, and God will help you. Self-reliance groups offer practical courses with spiritual benefits.
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Transgender

Understating yourself, learn how to support others
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Counseling Services provides crisis response to students and their dependents who are experiencing mental health emergencies. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a crisis or is believed to be a danger to self and/or others, please call BYUH Campus Safety & Security at (808) 675-3911.

For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

During Business Hours

If you, or someone you know, would like to consult with a counselor please call Counseling Services at (808) 675-3518. If you would prefer to talk to a counselor in person, you are welcome to walk in for urgent assistance. Counseling Services is regularly open Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm. Office may be closed for lunch, devotional, holidays, etc. If office is closed, please call (808) 675-3911.

After Hours (On-Campus)

If you are on-campus and need to reach a crisis counselor after 5 pm, call BYUH Campus Safety & Security at (808) 675-3911. The on-call crisis counselor will respond to after hour calls.

After Hours (Off-Campus)

Counseling Services does not provide after-hours crisis response for individuals off-campus. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk to someone, please call the Hawaii CARES line at (808) 832-3100. For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Report a Concern

For concerns regarding harm to self or others, you may submit a report to the BYUH Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). This reporting system is NOT a 911 or emergency service. Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. For emergencies, call 911.

Local Hotline

Hawaii CARES Line: (808) 832-3100. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk with a trained and experienced professional.

National Hotlines