Yes and No
Suicide is not an act of cowardice or courage. It’s an act of both of them, and yet none of them. It takes courage to cause yourself pain. Your body, filled with the instinct to survive, hesitates. It doesn’t want to do what you ask it to, but it has no choice. It takes courage to override your primal urges.
It’s an act of cowardice, sparing yourself pain just to cause it to someone else. I feel like people get the wrong idea when someone says suicide is for cowards, myself included. But it’s true. They might not be cowards in the traditional sense of the word, of the fear sense. But in my book, cowardice is taking the easy way out. And some people might raise eyebrows at that, too. Suicide? Easy? And that’s not what I’m trying to say either. What I’m trying to say is that suicide is a complex decision, however irrational, and it takes both courage and cowardice to complete it attempt.
Suicide is like people. You can’t fit it into a box. It depends on the situation. Some people who commit suicide might be extremely courageous, thinking that they are being brave. Others might take that knowledge of their own cowardice and use it. Or someone could be both. To answer this question in an absolute would be biased. Anyone who thinks suicide is a brave thing to do shouldn’t, and anyone who thinks suicide is cowardly also shouldn’t. We all have our issues and we all have our reasons. This is just the way our society is. Complex. Everyone is different.