Amanda Bynes has been hospitalized and placed on a psychiatric hold after reportedly roaming around the streets of downtown Los Angeles naked. According to TMZ, Bynes was found not wearing clothes and wandering the streets alone in the early morning on Sunday, March 19. The 36-year-old Bynes herself reportedly waved down a car, telling them that she was coming down from a psychotic episode before calling 911 herself.
Bynes was taken to a nearby police station, where mental health officials determined she needed to be placed on a 5150 psych hold – an involuntary hold that lasts 72 hours but can be extended if needed. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Los Angeles, a patient can be placed on a 5150 psych hold if they are considered to be a danger to themself or others or have a grave disability, such as being unable to provide for their own food or clothing. Sources close to Bynes told TMZ that she will likely receive treatment for several days.
In 2013, Bynes was placed under a conservatorship and remained under the supervision of her parents for nine years until May 2022, when a judge agreed to terminate the conservatorship at Bynes and her parents’ request. Bynes has been retired from acting since 2010, but had been set to reunite with several former All That cast members at ’90s Con’ in Connecticut this past weekend. However, Bynes pulled out of the event at the last-minute due to an “unknown illness.”
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