Former Hong Kong artiste Veronica Yip (葉玉卿) retired from the entertainment industry after marrying Jeffrey Wu (胡兆明) to kickstart their supermarket chain in America. Aside from their supermarket business, they also have investments in banks, real estate, and a jet trading company. With a net worth of over 8 billion HKD, many believed that the couple’s daughter and two sons would grow up without struggles. Although this may be the case financially, their children still went through hardships like anyone else.
Take their oldest daughter Victoria Wu (胡芷欣), for example. Despite obtaining her mother’s good looks and obtaining a scholarship for university, Victoria suffered from depression at a young age. Veronica initially thought her daughter was just quiet by nature, but Victoria suddenly became rebellious when she began dating at the age of 15. The teen had to seek help from a doctor, who diagnosed her with ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorder, and depression.
It turns out Victoria felt great pressure advancing into university, but the inexperienced Veronica didn’t know how to address her daughter’s issue. Wanting her children to be happy, she told them, “It doesn’t matter, I don’t need you to study really well.”
Veronica’s comment was counterproductive, and Victoria’s mental health suffered until Veronica chose a good psychologist for her after seeing over 10 doctors. The mother of three also visited the doctor to learn how to better communicate with her children and aid with their mental health. She even thought about getting matching tattoos with the saying, “Forever and always,” but she put it off due to her fear of pain.
Victoria Attempted to Commit Suicide
After Victoria’s diagnosis, Victoria received a lot of support from her family, and especially from her mother. Having come a long way, she wants to start a blog called “XOXO VICTORIA” to share her experiences with her mental illness.
Revealing in an interview that she attempted to commit suicide in the past, Victoria said, “Though my situation is getting better, I do sometimes think to myself, ‘Would our lives be better if I wasn’t here?’ Anxiety and depression cannot be healed overnight, but I know anyone can experience this in their lives, so my blog “XOXO VICTORIA” will share my experiences in hopes of bringing awareness to mental health. I also want others to share their stories.”
No Desire Become an Actress
Victoria plans to keep up with her blog, all the while studying philosophy and psychology during her final year of university. Hoping to continue her studies and pursue a master’s degree after she graduates next year, she said she doesn’t have plans to follow her mother’s footsteps and enter the industry as of right now. However, she said anything is possible.
“I don’t have an idea of what I want to do because every time I have an anxiety attack, it’s hard to talk. I don’t think I will be an actress. But we don’t know for sure since I never imagined that I’d start a blog,” Victoria said.
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.