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Bipolar Disorder: Elisa Lam’s Blog Shows She Was Worth More Than How She Died

Earlier this year, I watched the Netflix series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” and felt deeply troubled throughout.

This was not the first time I’d encountered this tragic story of the traveling 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam, who lived with bipolar disorder, and her death inside the Cecil hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Like millions of others, I’d seen the unsettling final footage of Elisa in the hotel elevator, which was initially released by the police while she was still missing. The footage is undeniably strange and in response, people read her behavior in broadly two ways; either she was experiencing a psychotic manic episode and deluded that someone was after her (which is my reading), or more popularly, she

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Los Angeles: Readers Choice

Earlier this year, I watched the Netflix series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” and felt deeply troubled throughout.
Who: Joe SilberzweigWhat: Co-Founder of Medium RareWhere: Los Angeles (founded by Silberzweig and fellow Forbes 30 Under 30 alum Adam Richman) aims to be the Gen Z version of Dick Clark Productions, partnering with athletes, entertainers and brands to build iconic media properties. A go-to producer of mega events and global live streams that have attracted more than 40 million viewers, they’ve worked with Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Gronkowski, and more big-name brands.

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