Using facts as a volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) along her personal story, Kristin Rivas (Licensed Hypnotherapist) discussed Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD). 

PTSD is a potentially debilitating anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to a traumatic experience such as an interpersonal event like physical or sexual assault, exposure to disaster or accidents, combat or witnessing a traumatic event. MADD has been actively involved in helping victims.  Did you know that in 2011, MADD provided victim services to over 63,000 victims and survivors nationwide—that means serving one victim and survivor every eight minutes at no charge.

When tragedy strikes, victims need support. MADD prides itself on being one of the largest victim services organizations in the country. Part of those services include ensuring a victim’s rights are maintained. From making a victim impact statement to notification of offender status, victims have rights thanks to the Victim Rights Act of 2004.


(Kristin Rivas)

The grief of her sister’s death  took such a toll on Kristin, she eventually suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a debilitating case of Conversion Disorder with the primary symptom being pseudo-seizures.  Kristin's has dedicated herself and her profession in helping those that have PTSD.