Good question. Having been there myself a few times (more than a few actually), discussing it needed to be restricted to certain environments. For me, I was a little too comfortable with the word and freaked out my co-workers and fellow musicians with whom I played, as well as, friends. I have been asked on more than one occasion to not discuss it. Seems that others who hear it are alarmed, and feel the need to do something. I have been told that it is unlikely to make someone not die. The state of mind for me, is quite a passion for relief from seemingly overwhelming mental torment that has no solution from talking heads or medication. It is a term that can be used in some environments such as the helping profession and groups geared towards intervention and relapse prevention. However, places like this and other circumstances not equipped to adequately assess and address the lethality of an individual's condition probably are less likely to be comfortable with the term. That's my best guess. A good question though! The situation in which an individual tries to abort an attempt, such as hanging is quite common (evidence of a struggle prior to death). "The Bridge" is a movie in which one individual stated that after he cleared the railing of the golden gate bridge, he changed his mind about wanting to die. Individuals who have been wanting to kill themselves also have a change of mind after a near death experience, as well. So I think that it is a completely inaccurate perspective that may pass if delayed. Sometimes I feel like I can't control it, and may do it. However, I now see that there is a quantum leap between contemplation and a plan.