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A new web and app-based mental health resource is now available courtesy of Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services.

Get started today! Visit the TAO Connect website to create an account, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

TAO Frequently Asked Questions

What is Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)?
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) will offer free, confidential well-being resources.

  • TAO is a self-guided program informed by psychotherapy research and strategies that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression and other concerns.

  • TAO will provide accessible and effective resources including short videos, brief exercises and self-reflection tools.

Who is eligible for TAO?
  • All students currently enrolled at any level on the Purdue West Lafayette Campus will be eligible for TAO self-help. TAO self-help will be a great option for those who would like help but don't have time to come to CAPS or want to learn at their own pace.

  • TAO will also be available to Purdue faculty and staff.

What are the benefits of TAO?
  • TAO will offer immediate access to highly effective therapeutic information and coping strategies, including more than 150 mental health resource activities that cover over 50 topics.

  • TAO will be available at your fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • TAO can help you learn more about yourself and provide insight into areas in which you may need further assistance.

  • TAO is simple to use.

  • TAO contains surveys on specific wellness topics that can guide your learning.

What types of concerns can TAO help me with?
TAO will be able to help with:
  • Stress and coping with stressful situations,

  • Resilience, grit and personal growth,

  • Relationships and communication,

  • Health-related concerns,

  • Anxiety, worry and specific fears,

  • Depression,

  • Substance use,

  • Along with many other topics.

How do I access it?
  • Access to TAO is now open to all faculty, staff and students on the West Lafayette campus.

  • Visit the TAO Connect website to create an account, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

What about WellTrack?
  • The TAO platform will be replacing WellTrack.

  • If you are an existing WellTrack user, you will need to create a new account in TAO when it becomes available.

How secure is my personal data?
  • TAO was vetted by Purdue IT Security prior to offering it to students.

  • Users will log in to TAO with BoilerKey, and personal information is encrypted both in transit and at rest.

I’m having trouble signing up or need technical support. Who do I contact?
  • If you are having trouble signing up or need technical assistance, please contact the TAO support team by sending an email to

How can faculty or staff use TAO?

Faculty, staff and campus organizations will have the ability to use the program to assign courses and exercises to students. Exercises can be assigned as part of courses or used in conjunction with other well-being programs.

CAPS welcomes the opportunity to partner with departments and organizations around campus to discuss how TAO can be embedded in and used in conjunction with already existing programs. TAO has proven to be successful in academic and extracurricular settings when implemented through areas such as first-year programs, residence life, athletics, disability services and more.