Remembering Christopher Bryan DeShields who died by suicide

by Raymond LeRoy Mason

Christopher Bryan DeShields
Christopher Bryan DeShields

My 23-year-old son, Christopher Bryan DeShields,  was a great young man. He suffered from schizophrenia and depression and lived in Raleigh, NC  but would come down to Charlotte, NC, on the weekends to spend time with me.

His favorite method of transportation was the Amtrak train. I still go up to the train station sometimes just to sit and wonder what it would be like if my son could get off of the train he normally rode.

His mother and I thought as he was getting older, he was getting better

But …