How to Help a Friend

If someone you know is being stalked....

Providing support is the best way to help someone who is being stalked. You can show your support by being an active listener and never blaming the victim fo the actions of their stalker. When supporting your friend remember that the situation is complex, and that you are there to help your friend to make his or her own decisions in order to resolve the problem.

Stalking can have a serious effect on your friend, such as anxiety, insomnia, and even severe depression. At least 30 percent of female and 20 percent of male stalking victims seek counseling for these symptoms. It may be appropriate to recommend counseling to your friend, and even to help him or her locate a counselor with whom they feel safe and comfortable talking with.

Stalking Resources

The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Their dual mission is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.

Important Numbers and Resources

Safe Place (530) 898–3030
E-mail: safeplace@csuchico.edu

Counseling and Wellness Center (530) 898–6345

CSU, Chico Police Department (530) 898–5555
(Emergency on campus dial 9–911 if dialing from a campus phone)

Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) (530) 898-4354.

City of Chico Police Department (530) 897-4900