The Daily Tar Heel :: Asian American Parent Advisory Council to educate parents on Asian students’ emotional health, stress

Growing up in an Asian-American family, sophomore Angela Ju was always driven by her parents’ high expectations.

“My parents always, always tried to provide me with any opportunities,” said Ju, who is a Chancellor’s Carolina Scholar, the secretary of the Sierra Club and a musician of 12 years.

“They just always wanted to make sure that I had my priorities straight.”

But Sarah Whang, chairwoman of the Asian American Parent Advisory Council, said parental and other societal pressures are major causes of depression among Asian-American teenagers.

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