Amanda Bynes ‘checks into a new inpatient mental health facility’… after extending psychiatric suspension
Amanda Bynes has left outpatient care for inpatient treatment at a new mental health facility.
According TMZthe 37-year-old former child star “checked into an intensive inpatient mental health treatment facility in Orange County in early July.”
It came days after Bynes withdrew from a Los Angeles-area outpatient program.
The outlet reported that Amanda no longer wanted to live alone and sought a more therapeutic environment.
It was also noted that the actress required more assistance than previous treatment provided.
Update: Amanda Bynes has left outpatient care for inpatient treatment at a new mental health center
Seeking care: According to TMZ, the 37-year-old former child star “checked into an intensive inpatient mental health treatment facility in Orange County in early July.”
Insiders told the publication that Amanda, who rose to fame while starring on Nickelodeon in the late ’90s, was introduced to the new center through the old one.
Amanda likes to be around a medical team, therapists, and other patients, because she can have more social interaction.
At the new treatment center, the star receives 24-hour care and regular therapy.
There are also activities to help Bynes hone the skills he’ll use when he leaves the facility.
Sources told TMZ that it was Amanda who decided to change her care.
The All That alumnus was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold last month, two months after she was released from a mental health facility after a three-week stay.
Several days later, TMZ reported that his psychiatric suspension had been extended by at least a week while doctors tried to stabilize his medication and therapy.
At the time, the site reported that Amanda works fine when on her medication, but stops once she feels better, leading to a downward spiral.
When the star was previously in conservatorship, before ending in March 2022, her mother Lynn was responsible for making sure she took her prescribed medications.
Family: When the star was previously in conservatorship, before ending in March 2022, her mother Lynn was responsible for making sure she took her prescribed medications; Amanda pictured with parents Lynn and Rick in 2004
Career: Amanda is known for starring on The Amanda Show from 1999 to 2002, and also for appearing in the movies She’s The Man (2006) and Easy A (2010).
The actress had been deemed “a danger to herself and others” after a mental health evaluation, Los Angeles Police Department authorities said. TMZnoting that it was Bynes herself who called the police.
He initially contacted the LAPD to report that a woman was in danger, sources told the outlet.
The former movie star had been released from a mental health facility in April after being placed on psychiatric hold for three weeks because she was roaming the streets of Los Angeles naked and appeared to be in a manic state.
The sources said: “She was taken to a police station where a professional medical unit was waiting to check her and determine if she needed further treatment.”
Eyewitnesses who had seen the incident told the publication that Amanda was “calm during the interaction” with the LAPD officers, but “seemed defeated when they were dealing with her.”
Bynes was then placed in the back of one of the police cars that had arrived on the scene.