"Bonding with someone is the most robust therapy for grief reactions," said Scott Hinkle, a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
The Internet is a great tool to find people dealing with all kinds of grief, he
considers visiting online forums a "reasonable alternative" to counseling when dealing with grief, he
said certain cases need to be evaluted by a professional, for example if the loss was caused by violence.
However, if the Internet is the only outlet available, it's better than nothing, he