One of the risk factors associated with suicide is previous suicide attempts. So I wouldn't say that all people who fail at a suicide attempt are glad about it afterwards. Some move on to successfully kill themselves latter. May be a previous attempt even alleviates their inhibitions? Sort of how people who slit their wrists will make a couple of 'test' cuts before they actually go all the way.
Originally Posted by Mondrian
Yes, you hear about cases where an attempt has failed and the person goes on to be substantially glad that it did so. I don't know of any such cases myself, though, and I wonder if this is in part a myth
associated with the taboo of suicide.