Like so many former child stars, Amanda Bynes has found herself struggling to cope with adult life. Ultimately, she's been falling victim to her own mental health. Though she was released from a lengthy conservatorship last year, the Hairspray actress sparked major concern last month. At the time, she was discovered wandering around downtown Los Angeles completely nude. She's believed to have been suffering from a psychotic break. Luckily the starlet was able to flag down help for herself before any serious damage was done. After visiting the authorities, Bynes was placed on a psychiatric hold to evaluate her condition.
While such holds usually last 72 hours, the former child star's was extended. However, sources shared that her parents had no plans to reinstate their conservatorship. As March came to a close, reports claimed that Bynes was refusing to speak to her friends and family. It's unclear if the 36-year-old is aware of the state she was in when discovered. She was likely living on the streets for some time before getting the aid she needed, police have confirmed. Prior to that, she was living with her on-again-off-again fiancé Paul Michael. Their relationship has previously been known to bring more chaos into her life.
Update on Amanda Bynes' Mental Health
Earlier this week, fans of Bynes were pleased to hear that she's been released from the hospital after nearly a month. It seems that her time away to heal is helping her prioritize self-care, as one of her first public sightings took place at Toluca Lake's Cosmo Nails on Wednesday (April 12). The former cosmetology student looks laid back but healthy in the paparazzi snapshots, wearing her hair back in a bun behind a headband. According to eyewitnesses, Bynes smoked a cigarette outside while waiting to be picked up after her appointment.
According to Page Six, the plan is for the California native to continue her care via outpatient treatment. For now, she'll maintain her independence by staying in her own home, though that may change depending on how her condition progresses. See DailyMail's photos of Amanda Bynes at the nail salon here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.