Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Everyday Should be a Day of Awareness

Raising Awareness is the key and getting people to ask the right questions - only they can decide what they do from there. ~ James Gibbs

As we come to a close for National Stalking Awareness Month, realize the importance of awareness. The act of raising awareness should not stop when the month is over. Whether it is Cancer, Lupus, Domestic Violence or any other illness awareness month we should always use our voice to raise awareness.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How I Knew I Had Become a Victim of Stalking



When a person you have continuously told to leave you alone starts to follow you and appear wherever you are on more than one occasion that’s when you realize there’s a problem. This is when an alert should go off in your mind that this is not normal behavior. You assume it is just a coincidence but after several “coincidences” you realize something’s wrong. You don’t know what to call it but you know the behavior is not right. After numerous incidents as the one mentioned and talking to other people about that behavior that’s when I realized I was being stalked.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

8 Safety Tips to Protect Yourself from a Stalker



As a stalking victim you must learned to protect yourself more than the normal person. Your sense of awareness is heightened to the 10th power. What is a sense of normalcy? Wait, when you are a victim of stalking there is no sense of normalcy. The things you once knew about life is no longer accurate. In an instant your world is turned upside down, leaving you feeling helpless and not knowing which way to turn.   

As stalking became a strong presence in my life I had to research ways to protect myself. Little did I know the same thing, I would tell my daughter when she asked a question, Google it, I was now using it as my resource and Google had become my best friend.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

5 Ways Stalking Impacted My Life


During the course of my stalking incident, I experienced a great deal of emotional and mental distress. Today, I want to share with you feelings that a stalking victim may encounter when they are being stalked.
The feelings I will discussed are feelings I encountered. The impact others may experience are subject to that person and can be totally different. If stalking is impacting you please feel free to use me as a resource or contact someone in your community or someone you feel comfortable speaking with. In my opinion, it is imperative you seek help for your safety and your peace of mind.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

8 Things I Learned from Being a Victim of Stalking

 
January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking has been such a huge part of my life for the past eight years. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some important tips I learned from being a victim of stalking.

According to the Stalking Resource Center a good working definition of stalking is “a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.” 



To read more about stalking visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org.