At the end of the day, as an able bodied person, Brouwers could have bought over-the-counter medication and overdosed of her own accord, announcing it in this way and having it happen officially gives a much calmer and more organised way of ending her life. Brouwers suffered from severe anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis and a rare form of epilepsy, spending most of her adult life in hospital and prison. She had suffered enough with these mental health problems, why should she be made to suffer at the end and forced to be on her own when taking her own life? If she had decided on this assisting her with her choice could have made this a lot easier on both her and her family, allowing her to say her final goodbyes how she wants to her family and not as part of a tearful struggle or a lonely secret.
This does not just apply to the case of Brouwers either, people should have the right to end their life if that is what they want to do. Furthermore euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, to make assisted suicide for the severely mentally ill illegal just makes people that have suffered in this way suffer more. This could also make such people feel even more alone, and put them in a position where they may attempt suicide on their own and fail, and just suffer further as a result. Its much more humane to assist someone that is so intent on killing themselves, helping them to experience their passing in the way they want and enabling them to choose to die in dignity.