You are a victim of stalking, if you are obsessively followed, observed or contacted by a former partner or a stranger against your will.

Symptomatic stalking does not consist of a single incident, but is a continuous repeated process. The victims of stalking are unwilling participants of these actions. Examples of stalking include: following, loitering nearby, maintaining surveillance, and sending unwanted gifts or messages. Stalking consists of a series of actions which in themselves can be legal, such as phoning, sending gifts, or sending text messages/emails, but lead to a “terrorization” in the professional and private life of the victim.

The aim of the stalker is usually to establish a relationship, to retract breakup or to retaliate against a previous event.

Stalking has often effects on a victim’s physiological and mental health (sleep disturbance, fear and panic attacks)