Suicidal thoughts occur when a person is in intense emotional pain and can’t see a way out. . People think suicide is the only solution when pain exceeds pain-coping resources. Instead, find a way to overcome it. Suicidal thoughts are triggered by different factors in a person’s life. Keeping a positive mindset is a matter of choice. Everyone has a choice as to how they will face circumstances and conditions in their lives. A positive attitude can make all the difference in the world when it comes to rising above adversity or sinking into despair.