Healing and Empowering Apache Youth will serve the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation and community. The San Carlos Apache Tribe has approximately 16,874 enrolled members, and has a 1.8-million-acre reservation located in Gila, Graham and Pinal counties in southern Arizona. The goal of the program is to highlight and advance the mental health resources in a culturally-specific manner that will draw from our ancestral knowledge to build resilience, prevent and reduce suicidality and substance misuse in Apache youth. The Wellness Center, the Tribe’s behavioral health provider, seeks to do so through partnership, policy development, and linking evidence-based practices to ancestral knowledge and cultural activities. Through community engagement, Suicide Prevention Task Force, and mental health awareness training the Team will incorporate and ensure that the Evidence Based Practices will be culturally and developmentally appropriate as the community sees fit. The project will utilize QPR, Youth Mental Health First Aide, Mental Health First Aid and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP). The project will provide direct services to up to 150 communities members per year. This will include members of the stakeholder team, staff and other community member trained in EBPs, and community/youth trained in YMHDA. Total people served is 875. The project will also train Wellness Center staff, who will in turn train 3 stakeholder agencies, and provide community trainings annually. The project further seeks to develop and implement 5 new policies and protocols dealing with follow up services, early identification, and a tobacco free workplace policy.