Joseph Saling

Joseph Saling is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in health communication. He is the author of numerous articles, pamphlets, newsletters, and booklets focusing on such topics as wellness, disease management, mental health, parenting, and senior health. From 1998 to 2009 he was managing editor of On Call, an award-winning feature magazine for nurses and other allied health professionals published by the Boston Globe. He lives in Atlanta, where he says working in health communications funds his addiction to writing and publishing poetry.


  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD?>

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    by Joseph Saling

    It’s normal to feel fear and anxiety during and after a traumatic event. But for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, these symptoms persist long after the original danger has subsided—and may not even show up until months or years later.

  • Recognizing PTSD in Children?>

    Recognizing PTSD in Children

    by Joseph Saling

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is increasingly being recognized in children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events such as car accidents, violence, or savage weather.

  • The Suicide Hotline Number Everyone Should Know?>

    The Suicide Hotline Number Everyone Should Know

    by Joseph Saling

    If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, you can access support immediately by phone—no matter where you are in the country or what day or time it is—by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).