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"I might have moved to Katmandu and drank every day," Logelin says. "But [my blog readers] pulled me through. What could have been a really lonely experience for me was not. I was never alone."

With help from Facebook status updates, e-mails, public message boards and blogs, technology has become a powerful tool in helping people cope with their grief and find hope. Those who are suffering from emotional and physical pain are logging on to their computers and instantly receiving encouragement online, making their roads to recovery shorter and easier to travel in the meantime.

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