Amanda Bynes was said to be high off of prescription Adderall when she was pulled over by police for driving under the influence. It was also said that the troubled actress was smoking a lot of marijuana and was off of her anti-psychotic and bipolar medications, thus complicating matters for her mental health. Not only that, but she has been off the rails ever since her parents’ conservatorship ended earlier in September. Now, it appears that her close friends are just biding their time, waiting for something bad to happen to her. TMZ reports:
Amanda Bynes can’t get the help she needs until something really bad happens … because her parents will not re-establish a conservatorship … TMZ has learned.
Multiple sources connected with the family tell TMZ … Amanda’s parents do NOT think she has a mental illness. As one source put it, “They think she’s a bratty kid who thumbs her nose at them and smokes a lot of pot.”
We’re told everyone around her parents are urging them to get the conservatorship, but so far no luck. That said, it’s impossible to put Amanda on a 5150 psychiatric hold until she creates a substantial risk to herself or others.
If her so-called “friends” are just sitting around waiting for something awful to trigger a deeper look into her medical issues, then we wouldn’t really call them friends at all, would you?
Besides that, we have to wonder why her parents aren’t trying to step in and take a more active role in seeing that she gets all of the help she needs. Mentally ill people aren’t usually seeking that kind of help and may fight those closest to them on it, but she was definitely better off with her parents in charge of her life.
Just look at how Britney Spears has been ever since her father Jamie took over with regard to her affairs. She’s happy, healthy, entertains people, takes care of her children and is a good citizen. Prior to that, she shaved her head, tried to assault a photographer with an umbrella and locked herself in a room with her young sons to avoid hospitalization. Clearly, she is changed and all for the better. Doesn’t Amanda deserve the same opportunity to get the help that she so obviously needs? Someone get Jamie Spears on this mess, STAT.
Her parents had to find out about her troubles through the media, just like everyone else. Her father Rick Bynes said that he didn’t know where Amanda was and thought she was living in New York City. He revealed to a videographer, “We know nothing about this. We were called by the press. I’m getting calls all day long. That’s all I know.”
Afterward, he said that Amanda was thought to be in New York City because she loves the city. He added, “She’s 28. She does what she wants.”
A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said of her arrest, “She ran a red light and stopped in the middle of a T-shaped intersection. Our officer observed her, and she appeared under the influence. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests, at which point she was taken to our station.”
She was tested for drugs and it was at that time that it was revealed that she had Adderall in her system. This arrest may trigger an issue with her previous arrest for reckless driving — as she is still on probation.