One study has shown that as young as the fifth grade, Asian-American girls have the highest rate of depression… “Model minority” pressure — the pressure some Asian-American families put on children to be high achievers at school and professionally — helps explain the problem.
Professor Eliza Noh says, “In my study, the model minority pressure is a huge factor. Sometimes it’s very overt — parents say, ‘You must choose this major or this type of job’ or ‘You should not bring home As and Bs, only As,” she says. “And girls have to be the perfect mother and daughter and wife as well.”
From article: Push to achieve tied to suicide in Asian-American women, By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN