What is Stalking?


Stalking is a persistent pattern of unwanted behavior caused by another person that makes you feel scared for you or your family's safety.

Past CSSN Board President Robin Brockelsby shares her story about the terror of being stalked and how she and her family moved forward and thrived again.

We’re here to help. 24/7.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Get Help if you or Somebody you Know Has a Stalker


If you or someone you know has a stalker, we are here to help you through your darkest moments to get to a better tomorrow. Crisis Support Services of Nevada (aka Crisis Call Center) staff and volunteers are here 24/7/365. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, call 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255), text LISTEN to 839863

Things you can do if you have a stalker:

  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
  • Trust your instincts. Don’t downplay the danger. If you feel you are unsafe, you probably are.
  • Take threats seriously. Danger generally is higher when the stalker talks about suicide or murder, or when a victim tries to leave or end the relationship.
  • Don’t communicate with the stalker or respond to attempts to contact you.
  • Keep evidence of the stalking
  • Consider getting a court order that tells the stalker to stay away from you.
  • Contact the police. Every state has stalking laws. The stalker may also have broken other laws by doing things like assaulting you or stealing or destroying your property.
  • Tell family, friends, roommates, and co-workers about the stalking and seek their support.
  • Crisis Support Services of Nevada staff and volunteers are here 24/7/365 contact us at (775)784-8090, or text LISTEN to 839863, we can help you devise a plan and get the help you need.

Information about stalking: 

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men will be stalked in their lifetime
  • Most common age group to be stalked is 18-24
  • 7.5 million people are stalked in one year in the United States.
  • Over 85% of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  • 11% of stalking victims have been stalked for 5 years or more.
  • 46% of stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.

More information on stalking


If you need more information on stalking please go to The Stalking Resource Center. They have information about how to get help and how to deal with the situation. You can always call us as well, we are here to help 24/7/365. Please call us at (775)784-8090, or text LISTEN to 839863.

Help a Victim of Stalking


In order to help somebody who is having an issue with a stalker you should be supportive and listen to the situation. You can help the victim come up with a plan to deal with the situation:

Listen

Listen, show support and be sure not to blame the victim for the crime.

Plan

Come up with a plan to deal with the situation. Make sure the victim and you are safe.

take action

Talk to somebody that can help with the situation. Take steps to make sure the victim is safe and contact the police if necessary.