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Amanda Bynes Released from Psychiatric Facility - All the Details

Amanda Bynes Released from Psychiatric Facility - All the Details

Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility early, just days after doctors granted a 30-day hold on the actress.

The 28-year-old actress has been held on an involuntary psychiatric hold for nearly three weeks and she reportedly went before a hearing officer at the facility on Thursday (October 30) to request she be released, according to TMZ.

While doctors believe she is seriously mentally ill, the hearing officer thought Amanda was stable enough that she couldn’t be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold.

Amanda was spotted walking down Sunset Boulevard, where she stopped by a diner alone and ordered herself a feast of “fried chicken, salmon, caesar salad with guacamole, and a house salad with Italian and ranch.” See the photos on

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  • namers

    If she’s been heard talking to herself then she’s off her meds and entirely alone in Hollywood. This will not end well for Amanda, sadly. I thought this would be a long term hospitalization. Fug.

  • Zoee

    she most stay hospitalize not less than 6 month,

  • MtothaE

    Bless her heart. I HATE that this is playing out right in front of our eyes and there’s nothing anyone can do to help her.

  • Dee

    Whoever that hearing officer is should be sent to the facility that Amanda was at. This poor girl needs help.

  • Namens felder

    she was delusional and was held to assess whether she was a danger to herself. I went through this a few times and they can only hold her legally until she is lucid enough to assess that and they can’t keep her. She is manic still yeah but from experience, it is a high and she will get help when she crashes on her own. She is unable to see anything wrong with her but these are not always dangerous and she is in her own world and will not respond to being told.

    She has human rights and I agree she is sick but this is common with manic depression and yes psychotic behavior is part of that too but she can’t be forced or held legally. The “bipolar” that most people have these days is mild and this is the severe end. Schizophrenia is totally different she’d withdraw and get lost in her own world in hiding and she would be unable to make sense, it is word salads… she is psychotic and manic and loves her mental high and will probably crash in a few months.

    I am sorry you hate people having human rights but she’ll be out of the spotlight for 4-5 days staying up and screaming at her family nonstop for locking her up like I used to do. The UN council of disabilities has declared this system in the USA to be a crime against humanity because if you have been there, like I have, these “treatment centers” are shitty and staff there treat people like shit except for one or two maybe. This is reality. Hate to burst your bubble but like I said, she will seek out treatment when she crashes and isn’t necessarily a danger.

  • Namens felder

    she was assessed to see if she was a harm risk and wasnt. After that, it is illegal to hold her involuntarily. When the mania crashes, she’ll get help. I have the same issue. I am glad she exercised her rights. Those hospitals are horrible and the only thing that keeps people out is being treated like shit in one of them. I had did this for years when I was younger. My last one in 2007 ended in a paranoid schizophrenic like state and that was when I woke up and I grew up with these starting at age 5. The cameras and being followed fuel that mood. That’s the law. Sorry us nonpersons have rights.

  • Haleiwa

    Yes! Go Amanda! So happy for her that she is well and hope she gets the hell away from those Hollywood leeches and controlling parents and goes somewhere to live her life in peace. Hey girl – I’d take you in in a flash! Let’s hit that bong and party all night long!

  • mm366

    “the hearing officer thought Amanda was stable enough that she couldn’t be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold.” How is it one person’s opinion overrides a truckload of others that actually DO have the credentials to assess her? If she harms herself and/or others, it’s going to be on the hearing officers head because the evidence is clear Amanda’s got long-term issues that need long-term attention.

  • Haleiwa

    This is great – so happy for her that she is proving everyone wrong. Hope she gets away from those Hollywood leeches and lives her life in peace away from this circus that just wants to gape at her. I support her all the way and am so glad she recovered so quickly!

  • Ona

    No, what a joke

  • Revengefan0101

    Another example of why the mental health laws in this country need to be changed.

  • Ted Severe

    I agree. She’s showing them. As lucid as ever, walking around talking to herself again and tweeting stuff like “I am ug butt.” And “My Dad is UGLY FOOLS.”

  • Sprite

    She can always go back in voluntarily if needed.