Six out of ten carers in the North East have suffered depression, according to new research carried out for Carers Week.
The report, organised by a group of charities, said 75% of carers feel "unprepared" for the responsibility of looking after someone. Researchers spoke to 74 carers in the region.
If you look after a parent, partner or child, you also need to look after yourself. Help is out there - but you need to know where to start.
As charities highlight a lack of support for carers, one woman who looks after her husband says help is there - but you have to ask for it.