Sunday, December 03, 2023

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Advocating for effective solutions to support military personnel experiencing stress and depression during deployment and in the aftermath when assimilating back into daily life.

I want to share wonderful news about what we are doing at PTSD NOW!. Today our focus and funding is on the prevention side of PTSD, stress and depression within the National Guard. As a result, we are currently funding the implementation of a program for the individual National Guard units called “Purple Resolve” starting in the State of Nevada. This program differs from many of the programs that are available today because the focus is on prevention and resiliency as opposed to crisis management when the problems of stress and depression have gotten out of control.

Purple Resolve is being implemented in Nevada and we are currently rolling this program out to the National Guard in Arizona. In addition, we are in the planning stages with five more states that have shown great interest in this program! We could not be more excited about bringing this extremely innovative and successful program to the men and women that serve in our Nation’s National Guard.

Please take a look at a podcast that was recorded by the NVNG highlighting Purple Resolve in an interview with Major General Ondra Berry "Nevada's Adjutant General" conducted by Major Todd Brown "NVNG State Chaplain". Click on the link above “LEARN”, to get to the video, “Creating a Purple Resolve Culture”, to see the interview


More than a decade of war in the Middle East has pushed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the forefront of public health concerns. The last several years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seeking help for PTSD, shining a spotlight on this debilitating condition and raising critical questions about appropriate treatment options and barriers to care. Less than half of returning veterans needing mental health services receive any treatment at all, and of those receiving treatment for PTSD and major depression, less than one-third are receiving appropriate care.


Provide information, insight and facts to guide and influence policy makers to assist with comprehensive programs to identify, counsel, treat and sustain soldiers dealing with the effects of stress and depression in their daily lives. We provide perspective, information and resources to those individuals who are dealing with the effects of PTSD directly but we also guide those agencies and departments who provide care for these individuals.


We will advocate for and support new and existing therapies and treatments for the reduction of the effects of PTSD from our soldiers returning from combat zones worldwide. Current protocols which have proven effective include Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Prolonged Exposure therapy , Cognitive Processing therapy along with new treatments including MeRT Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, rTMS Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Infusion therapy. Historically treatments have included various Antidepressants & Anti-Anxiety Medications.


Our target audience is found in the Various State National Guard units (Highest incidence of PTSD deaths ) Army, Airforce, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Veterans Administration, State and National Legislators. We also work with Department of Veterans Services, Department of Veterans Affairs and local Governor's and Mayor's Challenges.


Provide financial resources and assist with the procurement of Federal Grant money and provide private funding to facilitate and assist in adding resources to existing programs while also supporting the development of pilot programs for the treatment of PTSD.

Covid 19

Today, we face the added pressures of Covid 19, shelter in place, and National Guard support for Medical Workers/First Responders as additional stresses on our Military personal suffering with PTSD. In addition, many men and women service members are now even more reluctant to see medical assistance with limited hospital and clinic capacity that is available coupled with the increased potential exposure that is possible from entering these facilities.

Current Relevant Legislation

Bills before Congress presently dealing with PTSD NOW!

Funding Bill HR 2500 Provides for $5 million for the Defense Suicide prevention office and the National Guard Suicide prevention pilot program.

Trump Task force March 5 2019- Executive order creating a cabinet level task force named the Prevents Initiative- President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and the National Tragedy of Suicide.

President Trump June 17th 2020 releases roadmap for Prevents Initiative

S 785

Public Law No:116-171 (10/17/2020) Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019.

HR 7541

VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act of 2020 Rep. Susie Lee D-NV

HR 5440

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants for a period of three years to eligible entities for the provision of post-traumatic stress disorder prevention services to veterans. Rep Mark Meadows R-NC

HR 1162

Became Law - No Hero Left Untreated Act Rep. Stephen Knight R-CA

HR 2333

Passed both houses enacted into law- Support for Suicide prevention Coordinators act. Rep. Anthony Brindisi D-NY

HR 4704

Became law - Advancing research to prevent Suicide act

HR 5029

Introduced -VA Suicide prevention services act

HR 4194/ S 2661

Introduced- National Suicide Hotline designation act of 2019

HR 5570

Introduced- Veteran Suicide Prevention act

HR 5030

Introduced -VA Suicide prevention services accountability act

HR 5867

Introduced- STOP Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse act

S 2822

Introduced- Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act

S 3122

Introduced- The VA to submit to congress an annual report on Veteran Suicide

HR 2372

Became law - Veterans Care Quality Transparency Act

HR 2184/ S 606

Introduced- Reach Every Veteran in Crisis Act

HR 4992

4992 Introduced- REACH MIL Act

HR 5516/ S 3020

Introduced- Commitment to Veteran Support & Outreach Act

HR 4290

Introduced- Battle Buddy Check Week

HR 4305

Passed House- PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

S 2949/ HR 3103

Introduced- PAWS Act for 2019

S 2948

Introduced- K9s for Veterans Therapy Act

S 3235/ HR 1997

Introduced- Veterans Post traumatic Growth Act

S 1467 / HR 2727

Introduced- Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act

Our Team

  • Craig W. Rauchle

    President & Board Member
    Craig was previously retired when he founded PTSD NOW! as a Nevada non-profit. Craig attended college and graduated with a BA from the University of Denver in 1977. Craig began his career in Denver in the Telecommunications business. Craig spent the last 30 years of his business career with Inter-Tel Inc, a public company based out of Chandler, AZ and Reno, NV, serving as its President. Under Craig’s leadership the business was sold to a VC Group, Francisco Partners, based in San Francisco. Subsequently the company was merged with a Canadian based company Mitel in 2007. Craig left the combined company and retired in 2008. Today, Craig devotes all of his efforts to establish changes in the treatment our Service Men and Women who suffer from stress and depression associated with PTSD.
  • Julie P. Rauchle

    Secretary & Board Member
    Julie Rauchle was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. Julie began her career in the retail/wholesale environment at a very early age while attending Cal State Fullerton in the early 70’s. Following a long career as an executive in the cosmetic industry, Julie became the national Sales Manager for a Military Uniform manufacturer out of Philadelphia, which is the largest supplier of uniforms to the Armed Forces. For the past 10 years Julie and husband Craig Rauchle have been full steam ahead on philanthropy and presently devoting their time to PTSD NOW!
  • Stephen E. Lenzi

    Vice President & Board Member
    Steve is an attorney; earned an MBA from UCLA and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. Steve served for 33 years in professional, management and executive positions with one of the largest member and financial services organizations in the United States. Steve specialized in the development and implementation of public policy on behalf of the organization and its membership. Steve began his professional career as a legislative advocate and later assumed responsibility for all public affairs operations including media relations. Steve became the executive publisher of the organization's travel-related and member magazine in 1998, also serving as a member of the committee responsible for the development of public policy for the organization in Washington, D.C. Steve served as a deputy member of the California Business Roundtable; board member and chair of the Orange County Business Council; and as his organization’s representative on the boards of the Los Angeles Area Economic Development Corporation and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Steve became a corporate officer in 2001 and retired from that position in 2008.
  • Steven R. Russell

    Treasurer & Board Member
    Steve is a 27-year veteran of the financial industry and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Wealth Advisor (AWMA®) and Charitable Retirement Counselor (CPRC®) professional designations. He spent 17 years with Bank of America in multiple capacities including Regional Executive overseeing one of their high-net-worth divisions. For the last 11 years he has worked for Wells Fargo Advisors as a Senior Private Wealth Financial Advisor and Managing Director of Investments in the Lake Tahoe basin. Steve is highly active in the community, as Treasurer of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Treasurer for PTSD NOW!, Youth Soccer Coach for Player Soccer Club and past board positions for Mountain View Montessori Schools as well as involvement with Junior Achievement and other non-profit groups. Steve attended the University of Nevada as well as Pacific Coast Banking School via the University of WA and enjoying skiing, mountain biking, and basically anything outdoors with his wife, daughter and son. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company
  • Deborah Lenzi

    Board Member
    The majority of Deborah’s career has been spent in a regulatory environment in the Insurance industry as a consultant. Her concentration was working with insolvent insurance companies in the areas of litigation support, computer systems, accounting, reinsurance, office relocations and overall administration. Insurance industries included Property & Casualty, Workers’ Comp., Annuity and Home Warranty. In her position she interfaced with State Insurance Commissioners, and national and state agencies. Deborah also has experience in real estate sales, collections and the retail industry. For the last 15 years Deborah has served on multiple Boards of Directors including a Home Owners Association, a Humane Society, Golf Clubs, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Deborah is currently retired and enjoying life golfing, hiking and traveling.
  • Joseph G. Wolfe

    Board Member
    Born in Dayton, Ohio in 1951. Joe’s parents also had a farm in Sinking Spring, Ohio. Winter time in the city for schooling and summertime on the farm to learn about hard work.
    Joe graduated from Oakwood High School in 1969 and then graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in 1974. During his collage years, Joe spent one year at The University of Basel, Switzerland.
    Having graduated from college and meeting his future wife Polly, Joe and Polly moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where Joe worked in the industrial plumbing supply business. Polly and Joe were married in December of 1974.
    In May of 1975 Joe became President of the Paramount Supply Co. of Soda Springs, ID. In June of 1982, Joe accepted the Presidency of the Dayton Windustrial Co., another industrial plumbing supply house.
    In 1987 Joe started his own manufacturers‘ representative organization in Northern California, based in Pleasanton Ca. Over the next 10 years the company grew to two locations, one in Northern CA and the other in Southern CA. In 1999 Joe sold the business to the employees. The sale closed on December 31, 1999 and Joe retired from active pursuit of business.
    In 2003 Joe and his wife Polly relocated to Incline Village where they reside today.
    Joe and Polly have two children, both married. Son Joe, has two daughters and daughter, Katie, has twin girls and a son.
  • James Clark

    Board Member
    Jim’s banking career began in 1955 at Mutual Savings of Pasadena, part time while he was a student at UCLA. In 1958 he graduated from U.C. Berkeley and went into the Navy where he served on an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. When his active duty ended he affiliated with the Navy Reserve and entered the banking business full time training as a real estate appraiser and loan officer. He earned the senior residential appraiser designation from the Appraisers’ Institute. Jim entered Loyola Law School, graduating in 1972 and was admitted to the State Bar of California the same year. He joined FirstFed Bank of California as legal counsel, board member and loan committee member. He was instrumental in getting the company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Jim took early retirement in 1992 and moved to Incline Village. The same year he retired from the Navy Reserve with the rank of captain in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Jim and a partner formed Sierra Bouquet, Inc. and built over 60 luxury homes in Incline Village, winning two awards of excellence from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and one from Washoe County. He has served in Rotary, as finance chair of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, and vice-chair of the Washoe County Republican Central Committee. Currently he serves as president of the Lake Tahoe Branch of the International Wine & Food Society and president of the Lake Tahoe Chapter, Military Officers’ Association of America.
  • J. Scott Bensing

    Board Member
    After being commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, Scott served as a surface warfare officer on a destroyer during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, as aide to the admiral in charge of the NATO Standing Force, and as a congressional liaison officer for the Secretary of the Navy on Capitol Hill. Scott left the Navy to begin a career in politics and policy making in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the first Chief of Staff to Nevada U.S. Senator John Ensign, and as Executive Director of the National Republican Senate Committee. Scott has been active in the Northern Nevada community since he and his family moved here in 1999. Scott was honored to serve as Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance and to be appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as State Commissioner of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children. Scott now serves as President of SB Strategic Consulting, Inc. and lives in Incline Village with his wife. They have four children, two of which serve currently in the active-duty military. Scott is a proud graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Go Navy!

Latest News

  • September 13th 2019 The formation and establishment of the Chase Rauchle Memorial Fund held at Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
  • September 23, 2019 The formation of a Nevada Non-Profit Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW! with the charter to be an Advocacy group for addressing the effects of PTSD in our Military
  • December 3,2019 Approval from the State of Nevada for Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW! along with a Federal tax ID
  • March 10, 2020 Filing of form 1023 for Federal 501 (c)3 status. 501 (c) 3 status approved August 25th, 2020 Tax ID 84-3847026.