The news of Yammie Lam’s (藍潔瑛) passing has shocked and saddened many people. Yammie was once one of TVB’s top actresses and had many close friends. However as Yammie’s mental health declined, she increasingly alienated herself leaving only family and a few close friends to support her.
Chingmy Yau Lent 1 Million RMB
In 1999, Yammie suffered heavy financial losses, and had no money for her mortgage and daily expenses. Chingmy Yau (邱淑貞) did not hesitate to lend her 1 million RMB and often took her to a Buddhist temple to meditate. Yammie attended Chingmy’s wedding in Tokyo and even carried a photo of Chingmy and her daughter in her wallet.
Meg Lam Provides Insight on Illness
Meg Lam (林建明) is another one of Yammie’s closest friend and often took care of Yammie. When Yammie called the police for wanting to commit suicide on Lunar New Year in 2004, Meg and Margie Tsang (曾華倩) rushed her to the hospital for immediate care. Every day, Meg arranged to have two friends visit Yammie, brought soup for her to drink, and chatted with her. Due to Meg’s effort, Yammie recovered at the time and went home after a few weeks.
Although Meg has not seen Yammie for several years now, Meg is undeniably very saddened by Yammie’s passing. “Yammie’s living condition wasn’t that bad because she had families and friends to take care of her. Her mental illness was very serious; she was hostile to others and only trusted her older sister. It was pitiful to see her lose herself and be controlled by an illness.”
Meg continued her thoughts of Yammie leaving the world. “Family and friends can only do so much to support her, but only she can save herself. It is painful to live with this illness and perhaps ending the suffering is not a bad thing.”
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.