National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define stalking as "harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property" (Tjaden & Thoennes 1998).

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. If you are being stalked and harassed contact the authorities immediately. 

Visit StalkingAwarenessMonth.org of follow the hashtag #NSAM to learn more their "31 Days of Social Media Messaging" campaign to raise awareness of stalking and harassment.

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