It is being reported that dear Amanda Bynes has checked into an LA-area rehab facility after suffering a stress-induced relapse.
Sources connected to her family tell us … Amanda checked into the rehab facility in January — the end result of a backslide that we’re told started months earlier. You’ll recall, Amanda was on the cover of Paper magazine in November.
We’re told the pressure of being back in the public eye, plus auditioning in Hollywood again … was just too much too soon for Amanda.
She’s currently getting treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues, and, thankfully, “still getting a ton of support from her parents.”
Also via TMZ:
As we reported … Amanda revealed in the Paper feature her 2006 role in “She’s the Man” sent her into a spiral of severe depression. She also blamed a lot of her troubles and infamous moments on drugs. At the time of the article, she said she was 4 years sober.
Bynes was diagnosed with bipolar disorder years ago and has been in and out of mental health facilities multiple times in the past decade. During one of her worst episodes, Amanda set a fire in a neighbor’s driveway and nearly burned her dog.
Since those dark days, Amanda had been studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. That is until until last year … when she said she wanted to get back into acting.
Stay strong, Amanda! We love and support you!