January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Christy Beck from Beck Psychotherapy defines what stalking is, discusses how prevalent is and shares tips for stopping it.

Stalking facts

  • 7.5 million people are stalked
  • 15% of women and 6% of men have been stalked in their lifetime
  • The majority are stalked by people they know
  • Stalking is a crime in all 50 states

Taken from www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org

How you can protect yourself

  • Safety Planning
  • Documenting Stalking by reporting it to the police
  • Rely on trusted people
  • Technology safety planning

Beck Psychotherapy is located at 103 East Beaver Ave. Suite #2 in State College, and you can call them at (814) 409-7744. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.