In the wake of Robin Williams‘ tragic death this week, conservative radio host Michael Savage devoted some time on his program to talk about suicide and its consequences on your loved ones. And the next day, one of Savage’s listeners called in to thank him, because he was considering taking his own life and Savage talked him out of it.
This caller, Joe, said he’d been contemplating suicide for months, and when Williams died, he said, “Well, if a guy like that could, why not me?” Savage said he’s really worried about the laudatory Williams coverage inspiring copycats, thanks to the “vermin inside the satellite trucks.”
Joe then said, “Your show yesterday––I’m not going to say prevented me––but it did make me think about my kids and my wife.”
Savage spoke with Joe at some length about what suicide does to families, not just in the immediate aftermath with the devastated spouse and children, but how people continue to remember it for generations. Joe teared up as he talked with Savage about the consequences of such actions.
Savage then asked his audience to donate money to Joe to help him out.
Listen to the audio below, via The Savage Nation:
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