Here’s a wonderful resource that I believe too many people are unaware of. Let’s face it, stalking is a serious, life-threatening event that needs more attention and awareness. It happens more that we’d like to believe.
And when it happens to you or a loved one, it is truly life-altering. I had my own brush with it, and it is something you never forget. It does change the way you look at people and the world. I’m much more careful now, of who I get involved with.
Stalking Resource Center
Washington, DC USA
Mobile Phone Number: 800-211-7996
Stalking Resource Center (SRC), a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), raises national awareness of stalking and encourages the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses.
As someone who has had a brush with stalking myself, I know too well the enormous fear that comes with being the focus of a person’s obsession. It is not flattering. It is downright terrifying.
It was embarrassing to have to go to the police and file a report. Fortunately, I had an “ace-in-the-hole.” My ex-boyfriend/stalker was in the United States on a green card. I knew he wanted to hold onto it.
He initially went “beserk” upon finding out I’d reported his actions to the police. With steel in his voice, he said, “You know I’m Sicilian. And you do know what that means, don’t you?” (I responded in the negative). He then said coldly “I may not get you right away, but just when you begin feeling comfortable, I’m coming after you.”
While I was nervous and upset for quite sometime, I knew I’d done the right thing by going to the police. But that was years ago, before there was a Stalking Resource Center dedicated to specifically helping stalking victims.
I survived that harrowing time in my life. My stalker quickly moved on to someone else, but you don’t forget an experience like that. I’m glad that the stalking victims of today have resources, support and information readily available to help them.