I read the story and felt instant sadness for a life taken too soon, a life that felt their only hope was to end their existence. If you read more into the story, you see sadness, pain and hopelessness. A life, that even with all its privilege, could not bring what was needed most.
We may never know the true reason for his death, the pain he felt that overpowered his thinking. May his death bring to light the need for all of us to listen to those we meet and to not let anything pass by as if "it was just a joke."