Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold to be 'extended'

Amanda Bynes was detained by police to undergo a mental health evaluation after they were called to reports of a woman in distress on Saturday (17.06.23) morning.



Amanda Bynes is having therapy and getting stabilised on her medication, TMZ reports
Amanda Bynes is having therapy and getting stabilised on her medication, TMZ reports

Amanda Bynes' psychiatric hold will reportedly be extended beyond the mandatory 72-hour period.

The troubled actress - who was released from a psychiatric hospital in April - was intercepted by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on Saturday (17.06.23) morning after they responded to a call about a woman in distress, TMZ reported.

The 37-year-old star was taken to a police station where a medical unit was waiting to assess her and determine if she needed further treatment.

And now, sources have told the outlet that her family is "concerned" for the star as mental health professionals try and get her stabilised on medication and that she could be facing a week in their safe hands.

Amanda was released from a conservatorship in March 2022 after almost nine years, so her mother Lynn is no longer responsible for making sure her daughter takes her medication.

In February, the 'She's The Man' star was found naked and alone in the early hours of the morning and was subsequently placed on psychiatric hold in a mental health ward but left the facility weeks later.

It was claimed ahead of her release that she would "enrol in an outpatient mental health treatment programme" upon being discharged but because she is no longer under the conservatorship arrangement, she was free to make her own medical decisions.

Just days after the incident occurred, an eyewitness recalled that they had seen Amanda - who has been in an on/off relationship with Paul Michael in recent years - during the early hours of the morning and described watching her ask a woman for help as she seemed "out of it."

The eyewitness told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Amanda was wandering alone on Hollywood Blvd. at around 1 am. No one really recognised her or noticed her. She was walking tensely and by herself. A woman started walking with her and tried to help her. Amanda asked the woman to hold her. Amanda seemed to be in a loving, wholesome mood [but] seemed as though she was out of it.

"She asked to be dropped off at her friend’s place in Beverly Hills. When the woman went to drop her off, Amanda’s friend did not answer. Amanda said she did not want to go home and noted that her boyfriend kicked her out. Amanda then asked to be dropped back off on Hollywood Blvd., and the woman obliged."