You can help stand against relationship violence or stalking by doing any of the following:
- Call the police if you witness an assault in progress.
- Be a role model for healthy relationships. Treat your friends and partners with respect.
- If it is safe for you to do so with people in your life, state that controlling and violent behavior is not OK. This behavior is a sign that a person has a problem and needs help.
- Take a stand against abusive/stalking or victim-blaming behavior. Confront jokes about physical/sexual/emotional violence or those that make light of stalking. Don’t reinforce abusive behavior by laughing, minimizing, or ignoring an act of violence or a threat.
- Consider attending educational or awareness raising events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) or National Stalking Awareness Month (January); sharing social media posts from your local domestic violence or stalking program; or donating to local or national domestic violence or stalking programs.
- Contact MSU Safe Place for information and referrals or to learn about ways to support the program.