LIFESTYLE
17/06/2015 16:42 BST | Updated 17/06/2015 18:59 BST

Casey Throwaway Filmed Himself After An Anxiety Attack To Raise Awareness Of Mental Health Problems

A man has taken to YouTube to show the devastating aftermath of an anxiety attack.

Casey Throwaway, shared the video a week ago and it's already been viewed over 420,000 times.

In the two-minute clip, tearful Casey explains that he wanted to make the video to show that anxiety attacks are real.

He says: "I've always been the type of person that says you've gotta man up. But that'd be like telling a blind person to see. I can't do anything about this. The reason that it's so bad right now, is because I recently had to start working full time and I think people are going to judge.

"My brain is on fire right now. I feel like I'm going to pass out. My emotions are crazy. I'm having all sorts of crazy thoughts in my head."

Thanks to the success of the video, the vlogger has started a Kickstarter project to raise money for recording equipment so he can create a series of videos about mental health issues.

Casey wrote on his Kickstarter page: "I posted the video in hope of connecting with people who suffer with the stigmas of mental illness. People have been overwhelmingly supportive of the video and can relate to it.

"I don't need much money and I will pour my heart and soul into this project. All I want to do is get a new camera and editing software to keep making the videos people want," he added.

This week is Men’s Health Week, focussing on healthy living for men, both physically and mentally.

Useful websites and helplines:

  • Samaritans, open 24 hours a day, on 08457 90 90 90
  • Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
  • Young Minds offers information to young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • HopeLine runs a confidential advice helpline if you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide. Mon-Fri 10-5pmand 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm on 0800 068 41 41
  • HeadMeds - a straight-talking website on mental health medication