Amanda Bynes Reportedly Checks Into Mental Health Facility Following Stress-Induced Relapse
Very sad news.
Amanda was most recently in the spotlight in November when she was on the cover of Paper Magazine, but it was reportedly the pressure of being back in the public eye and auditioning in Hollywood again that became too much for her.
The gossip site reports the actress is getting treatment for drug addiction as well as her mental health issues. Her parents are also very supportive of her.
During her Paper Magazine interview, Amanda revealed her role in She's the Man sent her into a spiral of "deep depression".
"When the movie came out and I saw it... I went into a deep depression for 4-6 months because I didn't like how I looked when I was a boy."
She added, "I've never told anyone that," saying that seeing herself with short hair and sideburns was "a super strange and out-of-body experience. It just really put me into a funk."
Amanda said she'd never been much of a drinker, but smoked marijuana from the age of 16:
"I started smoking marijuana when I was 16. Even though everyone thought I was the 'good girl,' I did smoke marijuana from that point on.
"I didn't get addicted [then] and I wasn't abusing it. And I wasn't going out and partying or making a fool of myself... yet."
This then lead to her experimenting with harder recreational drugs, saying she "definitely abused Adderall".
Amanda was diagnosed with bipolar disorder years ago and has been in an out of mental health facilities over the last decade.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues or problems with drug abuse know there is help out there. Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636. If it is an emergency please call 000.
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