My oldest child, 17 years old, was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. I noticed the signs about a year ago and it was long, difficult process to get us to an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment. He's out of the woods for now (so to speak) but I am still struggling. I'm a single parent and have nobody to talk to, because I am afraid of what they'll say about me and my son. I've never felt more alone.