Jeff Gillenkirk [a writer for Alternet and onetime speechwriter for New York Gov. Mario Cuomo] has passed away. Gillenkirk died just two days after he published “The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder”, his final article.
We know that if a person feels very stressed out then it can [negatively] effect the heart and as we see, Jeff Gillenkirk is somewhat evidence of that. He said he had “Post-Trump Stress Disorder” and then a couple days later, he SUDDENLY has a heart attack and dies.
In the column titled “The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder”, Gillenkirk wrote about how his fear of a Trump Presidency is similar to what soldiers feel after going to war [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder].
Gillenkirk even gave instructions to suicidal people, instructions about how to remain calm and get help — in order to avoid suicide.
Jeff Gillenkirk was 67 at the time of his death. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.