It also has a significant Asian American student population where 1 out of 3 students are Asian. Many of them are Chinese, Indian and Korean.
Parents of those students are becoming increasingly concerned their children are going through too much stress.
About 175 parents attended a recent teen stress reduction workshop targeting Asian Americans, reports the Boston Globe.
In a society where Asian Americans parents are sometimes accused to adding to that stress, these parents see a need for balance.
“The (Asian American) kids are feeling many of the same stresses of the other kids in Lexington, but they are less likely to talk about them,” said Marsha Lazar, former director of Lexington Youth and Family Services. “So they are more likely to suffer in silence.”
Many come into the counseling center seeking help, but never return.
The workshop was sponsored by the Asian Mental Health Initiative.
You can read more about what’s contributing to the problem in the Boston Globe.