Specific aim #1: To assess the study team's ability to recruit subjects in this cohort and to
successfully complete follow-up assessments by phone or mail.
Hypothesis: Over 50% of eligible subjects will enroll in the observational study, and 70% of
follow-up assessments will be successfully completed.
Specific aim #2: To determine the natural history of hopelessness, ongoing suicidal thoughts,
and optimism in subjects at 2, 4 and 8 weeks after discharge.
Hypothesis: Subjects will continue to have moderate levels of hopelessness, suicidal
thoughts, and optimism at follow-up assessments.