Suicide hits us like that.
Think about suicidal thoughts like you would if you heard someone had a cancer: you wouldn't wonder, "Are they being brave?"
You'd think (I hope): “How terrible! How will they cope? How can I help?"
And if the person is still alive? Well, say nothing—first, listen. Really listen.
Being human can be beautiful. But we all know it can also be hard. Wanting to end it is understandable and deserves compassion—not even more harshness.