January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Estimates of the number of people in the United States who are victims of stalking range from 3.4 to 6.6 million, annually. Despite the fact that it affects at least 1 in 6 adult women and 1 in 19 adult men, this safety/criminal issue continues to receive little public attention, except in cases in which the victims are celebrities (which actually represents a very small percentage of the cases). I encourage you to take a look at the websites pasted below, for additional information.

http://www.victimsofcrime.org/docs/src/stalking-fact-sheet_english.pdf?s…(link is external)

http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center(link is external)

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=973(link is external)

http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/stalking-victimization.pdf(link is external)

One of the primary goals of the MSFC Employee Assistance Program is to promote emotional health and general well-being among the Marshall community. The EAP offers free and confidential services, including consultation, short-term counseling, and referral assistance. If you’re facing challenges in life, whether personal or work-related, and would like to discuss them, call 256-544-7549 to schedule an appointment.

Best wishes for a joyful and successful 2014,

Terry Sterry, Ph.D.