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Student Health and Well-Being

24-Hour and Online Support

Now you can get counseling help online 24/7, take a free, anonymous mental health screening or learn how to recognize signs of psychological distress to help a friend in need. For in-the-moment support from counselors, call 833-664-2854.


Thrive@Carolina provides a 24/7/365 support line and access to other counseling and assistance and you can call 833-664-2854 to get started.

THRIVE: Speak to a Counselor
A 24/7/365 mental health support line for in-the-moment support from counselors or call 833-664-2854.

THRIVE: Face-to-face counseling sessions
Sessions are available to students no matter where they are (on or off campus, any state or internationally) and no insurance necessary. Call 833-664-2854.

THRIVE: Teletherapy
You have direct access to no-cost teletherapy so you can choose a counselor of your choice at a time that works best for you.

THRIVE: Meditation and Mindfulness App
Access your free Headspace subscription and find more than 1,000 hours of mindfulness and mental well-being content.

THRIVE: Self-Help Videos
Stream videos on recipes and nutrition, mind and body, academics and relationship and more. 


TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) 

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. 

Current TAO User Login

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.

New User (TAO Account Set Up)

  • Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address
  • Enter your UofSC network password
  • Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
  • Click Sign Me Up

Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on in order to sign in.



Kognito helps you learn the signs of psychological stress in others and practice how to get them the help they need.

Engage in simulated conversations with virtual humans to assess your ability to manage conversations that can lead to positive changes in social, emotional and physical health. Kognito's simulations have been licensed by over 500 leading health, education, nonprofit, and government institutions

Sign in to Kognito
Use the code "usccolumbia" when you register.


Interactive Screening

The Interactive Screening Program allows you to take a free, anonymous mental health screening.

ISP was created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It allows you to take a free, anonymous mental health screening and you'll get feedback from a counselor based on your results.

Sign up for the screening


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