First of all, in my mind you are the real life heroes. Parenting is the most difficult job in the world when there are two people juggling the responsibilities. I imagine that at times, with one parent, it would feel nearly impossible. Then throw into the mix a child who may be struggling with mental illnesses. Damn! Again, you are my heroes.
That being said, this only helps to drive home the importance of reaching out to friends, loved ones and professionals for help. Not only might you find coping strategies, gain perspective, feel less lonely, and build stronger relationships, but according to Laura Greenstein who wrote a post in NAMI, you may also be helping to stop the mental illness stigma.