Self-Help & Resources

Prevention Tools & Resources

The Counseling Center provides a wide variety of resources that are excellent sources of information to help individuals with mental health concerns or needs. Self-help materials are not meant to be a substitute for therapy.  The tools and resources on this page are intended to support our university and community. Visit the Minds Matter Website for additional resources. If you are a Texas State University Student and interested in counseling services, please go to our main page for more information. If you are a Texas State University employee visit Bobcat Balance.


Self-Help Programs

Therapy Assistance Online

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an interactive, dynamic, easy-to-access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression, and other common concerns.

You can use TAO as it fits your around busy life...anytime, anywhere:

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible 24/7

To Sign In, use your TXST email address as the Email ID and follow the prompts to log in using your Texas State credentials. 

Kognito At-Risk Training

At-Risk is an effective online, self-paced training for faculty, staff, and students that will help you recognize signs of distress and ways to approach students to offer support and resources. 

Access Instructions:

  1. Visit
  2. New users will need to create an account. Returning users can their login credentials.
    • New users will have to agree to the "Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy" to complete registration
  3. Once registration is completed, users will login and answer demographic questions
    • Select student role if applicable
  4. Select 'Launch' to begin your Kognito simulation


At-Risk Banner

Note: To complete your training, please finish all required simulation content and using the 'Next' button, complete the post-survey. This is required by your institution. Once completed, you will see a button on your home screen that says 'Completed.'

If you need Kognito technical support, please email

Bobcat Mental Wellness Videos

Explore different mental wellness videos on the topics below and check back for more. 

Additional Resources

From mobile-friendly apps, mental wellness videos, web sources and information, we highlight many meaningful resources throughout each year for the Texas State community. Click Here to see all highlighted resources using our filter and search tool.