Lindsay McCall Long is a former law enforcement officer who now works full time as a stay-at-home mom and part-time providing peer support to first responders.
In October 2018, Lindsay was involved in an officer-involved shooting where she she sustained injuries to her right arm, upper left arm, and back. “Prior to my critical incident I began therapy. Since then I have tried many types of therapies...EMDR, meditation, physical therapy, brain spotting, support groups, post critical incident seminar.”
Lindsay credits her family and friends for giving her a loving and caring support system after the critical incident. “During my career I attended CIT trainings, communication training, critical incident, debrief and peer support classes, along with mental health and wellness classes.” Now, Lindsay is even more of an advocate for close communication between law enforcement and their loved ones. She encourages those in law enforcement to talk to anyone they trust in order to cope with their stress and harder moments.
Learning to come to terms with the difficult times helps you better appreciate the good times. Lindsay says she loves music and concerts, knitting, and is a sucker for a Nicholas Sparks book. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as traveling and camping. “Arizona is the prefect place for outdoor activities” that can help you get in touch with nature and decompress.