The Behavioral Health Team has been having wonderful encounters on our trip so far. We had the opportunity to speak with high school students at the Little Wound School in Kyle. We were able to hear from some of them about their direct challenges and experiences with mental health and alcohol and drug issues. Some stories were difficult to hear. Although some students were struggling, we also heard from others who have developed and benefited from healthy coping skills. It is our hope that some of the education that we provided about symptoms and warning signs of depression and suicide, along with education about grief and good self-care will be beneficial for some of these young people. Our approach was not only to give them information to help themselves, but practical ways that they can help others as well. We also had a fantastic conversation with one of the school’s counselors. He is right on track with educating himself, teachers and the students about the impact of trauma and introducing techniques to cope and self-regulate mood and behaviors. We have also made a great connection with law enforcement here on the reservation. We spoke with them about secondary trauma and coping skills the officers can apply. They also shared some very personal stories about how they have been impacted by the work that they do. They are very excited about opportunities to continue to partner with us and develop supportive programs for their officers, and the community, to strengthen their impact. They are interested in establishing long-distance counseling services to support officers and their immediate family to help them cope with the stress and trauma they encounter with their work. They would like assistance to develop a peer counseling support program for their officers, as well as critical incident stress debriefing services.