In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey of more than 100,000 people regarding their personal health. According to Jacob Bentley, associate professor of clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University and a co-author of the study, caregivers had a 26% higher risk of lacking healthcare coverage compared with those who aren't caregivers. They also had a significantly higher risk (59%) of failing to go to the doctor or obtaining a needed health service due to cost, the AARP's Peter Urban noted. The study, recently published in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology, noted that many caregivers also are at risk of developing a depressive disorder, and many have experienced physical, mental, or emotional issues that have negatively affected their daily lives. Given all of this, it’s particularly interesting that 79% of respondents also claimed they didn’t need support services. I find this information to be somewhat devastating. Caregivers need support, but why can’t they admit it?