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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.

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.

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 1162

Became Law (12-28-2018) - No Hero Left Untreated Act Rep. Stephen Knight R-CA

HR 2333

Passed both houses enacted into law (12/20/2019) - Support for Suicide prevention Coordinators act. Rep. Anthony Brindisi D-NY

HR 4704

Became law (1/13/2021) - Advancing research to prevent Suicide act

HR 2372

Became law (10/20/2020) - Veterans Care Quality Transparency Act

Milestones for PTSDNOW!

9/13/2019
September 13th 2019 The formation and establishment of the Chase Rauchle Memorial Fund held at Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
9/23/2019
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
12/3/2019
December 3,2019 Approval from the State of Nevada for Chase Rauchle PTSD NOW! along with a Federal tax ID
3/10/2020
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.