Could Amanda Bynes finally be coming to the end of what seems like a long manic episode that started with a DUI and has culminated with a series of bizarre half-nude tweets? Sources say that the actress (can we call her that anymore?) has recently reached out to her parents -- whom she had cut out of her life awhile ago. Perez Hilton reports that Amanda made contact with her worried parents and tried to mend fences.

Says the source:

Amanda reconnected with her parents this week and it was a really positive talk on both ends. Her parents are good people who are genuinely concerned for her. And Amanda misses them, so she finally called them up. The last place Amanda wants to be is Los Angeles. She likes New York and doesn’t want to leave. But Amanda’s parents really want to see her so they’re thinking of flying out to New York as early as next week.

He or she adds that Amanda isn't crazy -- she's just plays crazy on TV (or on Twitter in this case):

Amanda is totally acting odd, but she’s not crazy at all like people are making her out to be. She’s just going through a hard time in her life and maybe not coping with it like she should be.

I never thought Amanda was truly mentally disturbed. But she's obviously acting out in a bid to draw attention to herself. LOTS of attention. But there is indeed a fine line between clinically mentally ill and temporarily off your rocker -- I think we all go through the ladder occasionally. But most of us don't document the whole thing for almost a million followers and the media.

Anyway, perhaps Amanda reaching out to her folks is the first step towards her coming back to something resembling normalcy. At the very least, maybe they can convince her to shut down her Twitter account for awhile.

Do you think Amanda's parents can help her?

 

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