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Columbus Alive: Achea Redd at Real Girls Fart

Thank you Erica Thompson and Columbus Alive for the feature! Click here to read the full article.

Two years ago, Achea Redd, now 37, felt a lump in her breast. Terrified, she went to the doctor. Within 24 hours, she had a mammogram and biopsy.

Luckily, the bump was found to be benign, but the experience had a malignant effect on her mental health.

“It put such a strain on me emotionally,” said Redd in a late-May interview. “After a month of random panic attacks, they started to become more frequent. [And] I developed a tremor.”

Redd was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, and began treatment that included medication and regular therapy. She’d struggled with mental health issues for years, but was hesitant to seek help.

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