In the wake of actor Robin Williams’ death, Michael Savage’s assertion that suicide is an “aggressive act” that shows no consideration for loved ones left behind has prompted criticism, but a caller to his show Wednesday said the radio host’s frank talk about the subject helped him decide not to take his own life.
A caller who identified himself as Joe told Savage he had been contemplating suicide for the past several months, especially in the past week.
Joe said that when he learned of Williams’ suicide, he asked himself, “If a guy like that could, why not me?”
But on his show Tuesday, Savage, who disclosed he and Williams lived in the same San Francisco-area neighborhood, urged any listeners who might be considering suicide to think about how it would affect their loved ones.
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