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Common Responses

Stalking is a serious crime, and victimization can cause serious trauma. There is no “normal” response to trauma; however, some common responses are listed below:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • isolation
  • avoidance
  • terror, fear
  • distraction or inability to concentrate
  • anger
  • stress
  • exhaustion
  • nightmares/sleep disorders
  • somatic and physical aftereffects
  • long-term depression
  • hypervigilance
  • PTS

Some students may fear for their life or feel suicide is the only way to escape. There is help available!