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Jerilyn Ross, Co-founder of the ADAA, dies at 63

By January 17, 2010

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I am sorry to report that Jerilyn Ross, co-founder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) passed away from cancer on January 7th. Jerilyn was a mental health advocate, president of the ADAA, psychotherapist, and an anxiety sufferer herself.

In addition to her work for the ADAA, Jerilyn authored two books:

  • One Less Thing to Worry About: Uncommon Wisdom for Coping with Common Anxieties
  • Triumph Over Fear: A Book of Help and Hope for People with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias

As a psychotherapist she treated thousands of clients at the Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders including performer Donny Osmond. She also hosted a weekly radio show for several years.

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to someone who has given so many with anxiety disorders a chance for a better tomorrow.

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