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March 9, 2021 51 min
In this special episode, Dr. Judy wraps up her special clinical and forensic psychology coverage into the case behind the popular Netflix series “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” by tackling all of your burning questions, from what a forensic psychologist does, deconstructing cyberbullying and one easy way to build empathy, lingering questions about the mysteries behind the Elisa Lam case, how conspiracy theories and collective narcissism are interlinked, the pull towards grief and dark tourism and how it relates to mortality fears, and facts about Bipolar Disorder, psychotic illnesses, and ways to fight mental illness stigma. You won’t want to miss Dr. Judy’s foolproof mental health bolstering plan that will get you on a path to better mental wellness with just a few minutes a day, and her exclusive resources to help you get and stay on track to building mental health boosting habits each and every day.  In this episode, Dr. Judy discusses: 1. The growing interest in true crime and forensic psychology: What gives? (1:30) 2. Serial killer profiles and gender differences (3:00) 3. Case Summary: Elisa Lam and the Cecil Hotel (4:00) 4. Tales of a Forensic Psychologist (6:20) 5. Why people cyberbullying and one easy tip to build empathy now (9:40) 6. Dr. Judy answers lingering questions about Elisa Lam’s investigation: the water tank, the infamous elevator footage, and definitive answers from toxicology analysis (19:40) 7. Why conspiracy theories are popular during chaotic times and the connection to collective narcissism (21:10) 8. Learning from Elisa’s story: Bipolar Disorder demystified (26:00) 9. What really causes psychotic episodes? It’s complicated (28:00) 10. The lure of grief and dark tourism – there is a perfectly reasonable explanation (31:20) 11. SuperCharged Secret of the Day: Dr. Judy’s Mental Wellness Challenge To submit questions for Dr. Judy to answer anonymously, go to this link. Dr. Judy’s 40-Day Mental Wellness Plan Dr. Judy’s Pleasant Activities List Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Crime Scene Trailer Dr. Judy Website Dr. Judy Instagram Dr. Judy Twitter Dr. Judy Facebook   Stage 29 Podcasts Instagram Stage 29 Podcasts Twitter Stage 29 Podcasts Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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