From 'The Doctor's Opinion', in the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" (the Big Book pg. xxxi, 4th Edition.)
"... The patient had made his own diagnosis, and deciding his situation hopeless, had hidden in a deserted barn, determined to die. He was rescued by a searching party, and ... brought to me ..."
Really? Attempted suicide by ... barn hiding? Was this common in the 1930's, Doc?