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Beyond Okay Texas Tech Faculty and Staff

About Faculty and Staff Wellness at Texas Tech


The President's Mental Wellness Committee was tasked in October 2021 to better identify areas of greatest need, and resources and support to address those needs, related to the wellness of Texas Tech University faculty and staff. You can also find out more about some of the initiatives that are currently underway as part of the Institutional Effectiveness grant.

TTU Faculty & Staff Mental Wellness Assessment - Report of the President's Mental Wellness Committee

TTU Mental Wellness Committee: Results of the February 2022 TTU Employee Survey

Resources to Help Faculty and Staff Support Students

  • Sign up to receive updates about “Beyond Okay” via e-mail.
  • Become certified in Mental Health First Aid or QPR. For more information about Mental Health First Aid and QPR, email RISE@ttu.edu.
  • Use the attached resource guide to help you support student mental health and wellbeing.
  • Attend “Teaching with Intention: Cultivating Well-Being in Learning Environments,” a RISE workshop designed for faculty and instructors. Request a departmental workshop on the RISE website.

Resources to Support Faculty and Staff Wellbeing

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Employees who are experiencing personal problems are encouraged to seek the private and confidential services of the EAP whose staff of trained professionals are committed to providing quality counseling and assistance for individuals, couples, families, and work groups.
  • Robert H. Ewalt Recreation and Aquatic Center - The Department of Recreational Sports serves the fitness needs of Texas Tech employees and their families through its Facilities and Aquatics, Fitness/Wellness, Outdoor Pursuits, and Special Events. Membership is available to faculty and staff, as well as their families, for a small monthly fee.
  • Faculty and Staff Clinic - The clinic is designed to serve the needs of faculty and staff who are sick at work and need an urgent care appointment on campus.
  • Human Resources provides virtual and in-person training and development focused on developing employees. 
  • Therapy Assitance Online (TAO) - TAO Self-Help is a platform of tools and information organized into self-help programs with engaging videos and exercises to help you learn a variety of cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and mindfulness-based skills. This resource is free for all TTU employees and can be used anytime, anywhere you have access to the web.
  • Raider Red's Food Pantry, an organization that provides students with short-term access to supplemental food. Students must be currently enrolled and bring their student ID with them at time of visit.  
  • Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE), strives to promote a campus culture that values holistic wellness by educating students to make informed choices and treat each other with respect.  
  • Military & Veterans Programs (MVP), assists veterans and their families in achieving academic, personal and professional success.  
  • JED Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide among our nation's teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today and tomorrow.  
  • Raider Restart, a program designed to provide individualized education for students about substance use and the impact of alcohol and other drugs on student health, wellness and academic success.  
  • Raider Recharge, a wellness coaching program that focuses on personal growth through discussion, self-reflection and interactive activities. Students will learn about topics such as stress management, healthy relationships, conflict management and more.  
  • The Office of the Dean of Students, offers support for student needs either over the phone or virtually.
  • Student Counseling Center, located on campus, and is a safe community of mental health care for all Texas Tech students. The center's services include individual counseling, personal coaching, group counseling, brief couples counseling, therapy assistance online (TAO) and more.
  • Psychology Clinic, located on campus, and is a training and research center that provides psychotherapy and assessment services to the university, Lubbock and neighboring communities.  
  • Family Therapy Clinic, one of the few accredited Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy (CMFT) doctoral programs in the nation, is located on campus and is a place of hope and healing for life's concerns.  
  • Student Health Services, a comprehensive medical clinic that offers services such as primary and urgent care, women's health, sports medicine, lab services, x-ray services and a full-service pharmacy.  
  • TTU Crisis Helpline, a 24-hour service to assist students experiencing a mental health or interpersonal violence crisis.  
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24/7 network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  
  • Crisis Text Line, text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. and a live, trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond to help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.  
  • Veterans Crisis Line, a free, anonymous and confidential resource that's available to anyone, even if you're not registered with Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.  
  • The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.  
  • Trans Lifeline, a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive.  
  • TX COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line is a support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • StarCare Crisis Line, staffed by a dedicated team who provide 24/7 assessment and appropriate interventions and resolutions to people suffering from a mental health crisis along with a 23-hour observation unit where people in crisis can be admitted and stabilize in a less restrictive environment.  
  • Raider Relief, developed to address students' needs and connect them with essential resources required to achieve academic success. Services include food, housing, financial education and basic living supplies.  
  • TTU Police Department, helps prevent crime on campus and disseminate safety information. They provide 24-hour law enforcement and security services for Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  
  • StarCare of Lubbock, offers mental health services, substance use services, aging services, veteran services, intellectual disabilities services and more.  
  • Voice of Hope, serves those affected by sexual assault through a 24-hour crisis hotline, 24-hour medical accompaniments, 24-hour sexual assault nurse examiner services, counseling, law enforcement accompaniment, case follow ups, judicial accompaniment and community education and prevention.  
  • Women's Protective Services, combats domestic violence throughout the South Plains by offering a 24-hour crisis hotline, shelter, food, transportation, therapy, children's programs, job readiness programs and more.  
  • The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities, offers students in recovery a nurturing and supportive community founded on elements of continued health in recovery, connectedness in community, commitment to academics and civility in relationships.  
  • Question.Persuade.Refer (QPR), a training open to anyone on campus. Suicide can be seen as a journey of increasing hopelessness that stars with an idea and ends with an act. Anybody with the right skills can disrupt this journey. QPR stands for question, persuade and refer and using QPR skills can provide hope to those in crisis. 
  • The Office for Student Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct. Texas Tech's Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university's compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

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