Depression Screening Month

October is National Depression Screening Month. Depression is one of the most pressing concerns affecting college students, so Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) challenges the Mason community to #TalkAboutIt. Throughout the month, we will be sharing information to raise awareness and understanding of depression as well as ways students can access free, online self-screening tools. Last update: October 13, 2020.

Social Media Campaign


Follow @caps_gmu on Instagram and Twitter! Throughout the month, we will be sharing information, resources, and coping tips on depression! 

Online Screening Services



Offered at no cost by the Jed Foundation, students can now access an online screening tool through ULifeline. ULifeline is an online resource for college mental health.

To access the screening tool, please click the link below and select “Self-Evaluator” on the main menu. Once there, please complete the following steps:

  • Select which screener you are interested in
  • Search for George Mason University under “Find Your School”
  • Review the Terms and Conditions
  • Complete the mental health screener

Please note: All responses to the mental health screening tools are anonymous.


ULifeline Screening Tools


Therapy Assistance Online

CAPS at Mason is pleased to offer Therapy Assistance Online (TAO). TAO is a FREE strictly confidential interactive web-based program that provides 24/7 self-help resources and support to the Mason community. All you need to register is your Mason email following the steps below. 

Register in 4 Easy Steps:

  1. Create a TAO Self-Help account using the login on this page
    *Also available on mobile devices (Apple or Android App store).
  2. Select “Sign-Up Self-Help” and “Sign Me Up”.
  3. Complete user information using your Mason email.
  4. Click “Sign Me Up!” and you are ready to use TAO!

*It is okay if you are not sure where to start. You can use TAO’s online screening tool to find out which module recommendations would be helpful for you.


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)


Depression Resources