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

I wanted to share wonderful news concerning PTSD NOW! During the last 18 months we have worked tirelessly with NVNG, NDVS and the VA to bring about much needed change with how we support those suffering from PTSD. During this time we have met with individuals across the spectrum from the Military, Veterans Administration, Veteran Services, and assorted care & treatment facilities, as well as State and Federal Government officials in order to gain an better understanding as to what would cause our Active Duty, Reservists or Veterans to take their own lives.

On April the 16th, we announced a significant step forward in this quest of providing mental health resources to those who need and deserve our support. Together with Nevada Dept of Veteran Services and Nevada National Guard we provided a check for $200,000 for additional mental health professionals for the Men and Women of the Nevada National Guard. We hope to expand this program into additional states and to continue to enhance our existing programs.

To watch the newscast of our recent actions to support the Nevada National Guard.....Please click on the "Learn" Tab above.

Support

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.

Education

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.

Treatments

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.

Audience

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.

Funding

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 following designations; Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Wealth Advisor (AWMA®) and Chartered Retirement Counselor (CRPC®). 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 the Treasurer of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Treasurer for PTSD Now, Youth Soccer Coach for Players Soccer Club and past board positions for Mountain View Montessori Schools as well as involvement with Junior Achievement and other local non-profit groups. Steve attended the University of Nevada as well as the Pacific Coast Banking School via the University of WA and enjoys skiing, mountain biking and basically anything outdoors with his wife, daughter and son.
  • Shireen Piramoon

    Board Member
    With extensive experience in marketing strategy and branding, Shireen helps refine frameworks and vision, craft the “go to” market roadmap, and build teams needed to execute on company objectives effectively. She has led teams that have produced innovative consumer technology, internet services, mobile technology, marketing communications, and public relations.
    Shireen has been a founder/co-founder of three consumer technology startups, a global branding agency, and headed PR for a publicly traded, international company. Her skills, passion, and expertise are in growing and developing organizations with inventive, adaptive, business models that inspire change and progress to redefine their fields.
    She has worked closely with clients including Google, Hewlett Packard, and Apple.
    Shireen graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations and Political Science.

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.