Amanda Bynes made a name for herself as a child actress in various Nickelodeon shows. She recently made headlines for wandering the streets during a psychotic episode. Now it seems Bynes was actually living on the streets for several days before her psychiatric hold.
As previously reported, Bynes had a psychotic episode recently and was hospitalized for the same. Her struggles with mental health issues and substance abuse have been widely reported in the media, and her recent public meltdown has once again thrust her into the spotlight.
According to TMZ, Amanda Bynes has been receiving psychiatric care after being spotted walking naked through the streets of Los Angeles. While the exact details of the events leading up to this incident are still unclear, it has been suggested that Bynes may have been living on the streets for several days before being found.
It has been reported that Bynes’ car was towed on March 15 in Long Beach, which is approximately 40 miles from her home and 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, where she was eventually found. It was noted that Bynes may have hitchhiked or taken public transport to get around during this time. On March 18, she was spotted in Hollywood, appearing disoriented but still clothed.
At one point, Bynes reportedly got a ride to Beverly Hills from a stranger but then asked to be taken back to Hollywood. It was early morning on March 19 when she was spotted wandering the streets near downtown Los Angeles, waving down cars for help and calling 911.
After being found, Bynes was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold, which typically lasts at least 72 hours. It has been reported that since her admission to a mental health hospital, Bynes has shown signs of improvement. However, it is expected that she will need to remain in care for at least another week before being well enough for discharge.
Despite her psychotic episode, her parents Lynn and Rick are not considering putting her into another conservatorship at the moment. The case of Amanda Bynes highlights the importance of mental health care and the devastating consequences that can occur when someone is not receiving the help they need. We hope that Bynes will continue to receive the support she requires to overcome her struggles and live a healthy, fulfilling life.
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