Mental illness is a difficult subject for Chinese Americans. Fearful of “losing face,” many Chinese Americans do not seek help for their psychiatric needs. Lack of mental health knowledge may affect their capacity to access care earlier, before the problems become severe. For Chinese-American immigrants, language barriers can also limit their ability to accept mental health services. Practical strategies to overcome these barriers include community outreach efforts and involvement of family members. Chinese-language mental health resources for the general public, particularly via mass media, are necessary to reduce stigma in this vulnerable community.