We haven't heard much from about Amanda Bynes lately, but she is still being held in a psychiatric facility. She apparently did not really leave the facility in Los Angeles for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, as reported a couple of weeks ago. TMZ says that woman in a blue wig who looks just like Amanda isn't really her and they got sold a fake photo -- at least according to Amanda's mother's attorney. BUT. It looks like Amanda is NOW headed to that center -- where she can legally be held for, listen to this, up to a YEAR!
We knew Amanda had some serious issues -- possibly even schizophrenia -- but doctors who petitioned to keep her in the facility for a year must think her troubles run very, very deep. That is a heckua long time for a judge to agree to hold someone in a mental facility.
That said, it appears that she may not actually spend that whole time there. The plan is reportedly to keep her in the UCLA center for another two months, and then transfer her to her parents' house. Her mother now has temporary conservatorship over Amanda and can make decisions regarding her health.
But the year-long hold should mean that, if things don't work out, Amanda can be legally transferred back to the hospital.
In the past, Amanda has had little good to say about her parents, so I wonder how that will all unfold. Has she received enough help in the hospital that she can now live peaceably with them and continue to progress? Or will being under their roof again trigger her old issues?
Considering that reportedly Amanda told the psychiatrists at the facility that her parents had tried to kill her and she claimed they stole from her and all of the other disturbing details about her behavior before her involuntary commitment, it may not go so smoothly.
But hopefully it does. People with serious mental conditions can and do turn it around when they get the proper help.
Do you think Amanda will be okay with her parents?
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