Mental Health

Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health services than whites. In fact, only 8.6 percentĀ of Asian-Americans seek mental health services or resources, compared to 18 percentĀ of the general American population. Studies have shown that in Asian communities, several sources of stress greatly affect mental health, including cultural taboos around mental health concerns and the "model minority" myth.

Ethnicity & Medicine

Asian American Student Stress: The Other Side of Achievement

"It's an insane amount [of pressure] . . . Parent expectations get ingrained into your expectations. Then you see your peers, and you just want to do as good as them."

Read more about Asian American student stress here.