My friends tell me I have reached middle age. I turned 40 in November. Now I am dealing with aging parents and raising my 12 year old son as a single parent. I struggle with bipolar and depression. It all seems so overwhelming. When the depression is really bad it seems like everyone else needs me more and I don't have time for myself. My dad has dementia and my mom is getting verbally abusive towards him. I feel like I need to quit my job to take care of him. My son is special needs and is running into a lot of trouble at school because he has poor social skills. People tell me to take care of myself, but my parents really rely on me. If it wasn't for my son I don't think I could hang on. Sometimes it feels like there is no good reason to be around. I am so overloaded with responsibility I can't handle any more. I forget to mention I went back to college to finish my degree.