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All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the conclusion of final exams in May. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

Student Health Services

Online Services

We offer online resources for students to get help for common concerns 24/7, take a free, anonymous mental health screening and learn how to recognize signs of psychological distress to help a friend in need.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

The Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) program provides you with therapeutic interventions any time, anywhere for anxiety, depression, communication problems and other common concerns.
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Therapy Assistance Option

The Therapy Assistance option of TAO allows you to get effective treatment when your schedule, or life, makes it hard to get to the counseling office. You will have access to highly effective therapy modules 24/7 and a dedicated time to meet online with your counselor each week via videoconferencing.

TAO: Self-Enroll Self-Help

Want to have access to ONLY the practice tools and modules? Completely self-directed with no contact from a mental health professional, TAO: Self-Enroll Self-Help is available. Learn how to manage stress, practice mindfulness, engage in mental wellness and more by utilizing TAO Self-Enroll Self-Help.

TAO Self-Screening Tool

Not sure if you need TAO? Take the TAO Online Screening which will ask you a few questions and provide you with feedback, next steps to take and the best modules to engage in.


Interactive Screening Program

Take a free, anonymous mental health screening with the Interactive Screening Program (ISP). You'll get feedback from a counselor based on your results. ISP was created by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Take the Screening.


Learn to Help a Friend

Practice Recognizing the Signs
You can use the online program Kognito to learn the signs of psychological distress in others and to practice getting someone else the help they need. Use the code "usccolumbia" when you register.

Spring Into Action Kognito Contest
Student Health Services has partnered with Residence Life and the Leadership & Service Center to offer the Spring Into Action Kognito Contest. From March 16 through April 24th, your student organization or residence hall can enter to win by being the organization or residence hall with the most members to complete Kognito training. Residents will win food to celebrate the last day of classes while organizations will win an exclusive prize package.

Submit your completed Kognito certificate and enter to win!

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