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At Texas Tech University, we know that the success of our students, faculty and staff relies on their ability to access resources to maintain wellness.


Wellness comes in all shapes and sizes – meditation and yoga, working out, talking it out.

The Beyond Okay initiative was started by Texas Tech Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE) to focus on student mental well-being. It became clear quickly that a campus wide effort to address all kinds of well-being was necessary.

Beyond Okay is designed to offer every member of our campus community the resources they need to cope with whatever is going on.

Featured Resources



Email rise@ttu.edu for the free premium access code.



Free, confidential, 24/7, phone or chat, immediate real-time support with a multilingual professional counselor. Ability to set up FREE online individual counseling.



Safe, anonymous, online peer support community to support your mental health.

Faculty/Staff: Texas Tech Be Well Challenge

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Texas Tech University Faculty & Staff Be Well Challenge. Get fit, make healthy choices, and compete with coworkers with this challenge app. Because everybody needs a little healthy motivation! Track your weekly activity in the Texas Tech Be Well app to get healthy, make smart choices, compete against your colleagues, and have fun!

Try out some of our standard workouts or do your own workout! the challenge will track the number of minutes that you work out. As long as you are breaking a sweat, submit those minutes! Powered by Texas Tech University Recreation.

View the Be Well app on Google Play, or the Apple App Store by clicking below.

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A Life Changed by Learned Resourcefulness

Ashlyn Grotegut | June 23, 2023

This College of Education doctoral graduate had to overcome the topic of her dissertation to complete it. She hopes her research also will empower others.

Stephanie Millet and Family

From her ever-present smile, one would likely have no idea this outlook is crucial in Stephanie Millett's life. She genuinely enjoys her roles she has earned as a writer, a doting grandmother and a spring 2023 Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction graduate from the College of Education at Texas Tech University

But before Millett could complete her dissertation, she had to overcome its topic: writing apprehension, an actual fear and anxiety that prevents writing. 

“Writing apprehension is ‘Oh, I can't write. I'm terrified of what people are going to think. What kind of feedback am I going to get? Am I going to sound like an idiot? Will people believe me?'” Millet explained. 

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