“you never know the pain someone carries until you lend an ear and listen as a friend […]”
Rory Kramer, videographer and photographer for a number of our favorite EDM acts including The Chainsmokers and Krewella, was involved in a major car accident earlier this week that left him in the hospital with multiple contusions and abrasions. According to Kramer, the accident happened when he lost control of his car going at a “very high speed” on a gravel road, causing him to collide with a tree and flip his car as his face and shoulder were dragged along the ground.
However, as Kramer goes on in his Instagram post, the real cause goes much deeper.
“I knew I had made a huge mistake of running from my problems of anxiety, depression, dealing with a father with cancer, rather than admitting them and seeking help. […] What I did was stupid and I could have easily lost my life. I am hoping to make changes in my life but I also hope to shed light on the fact you never know the pain someone carries until you lend an ear and listen as a friend.”
It’s clear that anxiety and depression can manifest in many different ways, both visible and not. In Rory’s case, he’s lucky to be alive and wise enough to know that changes need to be made.
Mental health is something to be monitored and cared for just like any other aspect of your life, and it needs to stop being treated as a taboo subject or something to hide.
We’re glad Rory is recovering, and hopefully his example, however unfortunate, can serve as a reminder to someone to receive the help they need.
Featured image via Chris Yoder