Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other behavior directed at a specific person that causes them to feel threatened, fearful, or unsafe. Stalking can take various forms, including physical stalking, cyberstalking, and online harassment. It is not limited to any specific demographic, affecting people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds.
Stalking Awareness Month is part of broader efforts to combat interpersonal violence, protect victims, and create a safer environment for everyone. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing stalking behaviors early on to prevent escalation and harm.
If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking, it's essential to seek help. Reach out to local law enforcement, victim advocacy organizations, or hotlines that specialize in providing support for stalking victims. Remember that help is available, and nobody deserves to live in fear due to stalking.