Thursday, July 12, 2007

Processing Grief Online?

Online Mental Health Serivces are becoming more common, as well as an accepted way to deal with issues that come up without setting foot in a clinic or private office.

According to ABC News "Logging On and Letting It Out" People have taken to processing their grief in a virtual community, making tribute pages to loved ones using various services. The death of Chris Benoit (and his wife and child by murder suicide) caused a flood of comments to the site, showing a "new" way of processing death in an anonymous, and public way.
"Web sites and message boards allow users to control how much they share or express, rather than feeling pressured to perform during in-person therapy groups. "

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