Amanda Bynes was likely living on the streets for days before she recognized she was in trouble and was subsequently put on psychiatric hold.
While it's unclear what exactly went down in the days leading up to her recent mental health crisis, a timeline is beginning to materialize. According to TMZ, the "Easy A" star's car was towed in Long Beach, California — about 40 miles from her home in the Los Angeles area — on March 15. Sources tell the webloid that after that, she either hitchhiked or took public transportation to make her way around the city.
On Saint Patrick's Day, she was seen out and about in Hollywood — a security camera caught her walking around with another woman. From there, she reportedly asked a stranger to give her a ride to Beverly Hills and then return her to Hollywood.
Two days later — in the early morning hours of March 19 — the "Hairspray" alum was found naked and alone while roaming the streets of downtown Los Angeles. According to reports, Amanda waved down a car and informed the driver that she was coming off of a psychotic episode. She then called police herself.
In the wake of the odd incident, Amanda was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. It's likely the hold will be extended for another week. The former actress has "started to make improvements" following her hospitalization, TMZ reports.
Back in 2014, Amanda was placed in a conservatorship, helmed by her mother, following a string of troubling behavior. Since then, Amanda has largely cleaned up her life, and a judge terminated her conservatorship on March 22, 2022. Although a second conservatorship is unlikely on the heels of the latest episode, it's not completely off the table.
Amanda's parents are reportedly taking solace in the fact that the former actress recognized she was in trouble when she flagged down a car and contacted police herself.
Prior to the new incident, Amanda had been living independently in her own house and taking cosmetology classes. She was not hurt during the latest episode.