Asian Americans are three times less likely to seek mental health services than whites. In fact, only 8.6 percent of Asian-Americans seek mental health services or resources, compared to 18 percent 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."