Buzzfeed has a lengthy piece about Matt Cordle, the man who posted a YouTube video confessing to driving drunk and causing the death of Vincent Canzani. I have written about Cordle before (you can type “Cordle” in the search button above to find them, but the first and most detailed post was here).
Here is one key paragraph, but you should read the entire story:
It’s true the video was not solely for the message and Canzani. It was for Cordle’s benefit, too, at least mentally and emotionally. The video didn’t alleviate the guilt of taking another man’s life, but admitting his guilt in a public way enabled Cordle to grapple with and accept it. This was something active when everything since the crash had been suffocatingly passive.