National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM)
National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) is an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.
Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear. Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached and/or threatened – including through technology. Stalking is a terrifying and psychologically harmful crime in its own right as well as a predictor of potentially lethal violence: 1 in 5 stalkers use weapons to threaten or harm victims, and stalking increased the risk of intimate partner homicide by three times.
We all have a role to play in identifying stalking and supporting victims and survivors. Learn more at www.stalkingawareness.org.
Resources for Victims of Stalking
If you are a victim or survivor of stalking, you may wish to connect with a local victim service provider who can assist you in exploring your options as well as discuss safety planning.
If you do not know how to reach your local service provider, or for additional assistance, you can contact the following hotlines:
- Victim Connect: 1-855-4VICTIM(1-855-484-2846)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1−800−799−7233or TTY 1−800−787−3224 En Español
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno
NevadaCARES provides prevention opportunities campus wide and confidential advocacy services to those impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. You can request an appointment online, by calling 775-682-8006, or by emailing NevadaCARES at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Behavioral Health Providers
- The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, And Resource Center (SPARC)
- 12 Stats You Need to Know about Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month #WeAreResilient