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Former child star Amanda Bynes is seemingly deciding to bid farewell to a face tattoo she had acquired in the past. The symbolic step marks a significant milestone in her ongoing journey to prioritize her mental health and well-being.
She was seen in public for the first time, running errands after being placed on psychiatric hold. At the time, her stay in the treatment facility was extended as doctors grappled to stabilize her after her family became worried about her "cycle of repeated breakdowns."
Keep on reading to learn more.
Amanda Bynes Is Saying Goodbye To Her Face Tattoo
Amanda Bynes, whose rise to fame began in the late '90s with her roles on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series "All That" and continued with appearances in beloved teen comedies, has faced her share of challenges in the public eye. Over the years, her journey has taken twists and turns that have garnered media attention and public concern.
Amanda Bynes appears to be starting a new chapter in life, one that does not include heart-shaped tattoos on her face. 👀 https://t.co/5nj51pl0Qi
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 9, 2023
According to TMZ, Bynes is seemingly making good on her commitment to making choices that prioritize her mental health and overall happiness, as her face tattoo appears to be fading. Photos obtained by the news outlet showed the thin heart under her eye clearing out.
Although it can still be seen, the process of removing tattoos is a slow but progressive one. The decision to part with the tattoo highlights her determination to move forward in a positive direction. It is a testament to her resilience and the strength she has found in her journey toward healing.
Amanda Bynes Steps Out In Public For The First Time
In a heartwarming and reassuring development, the former child star was spotted in public for the first time since her stay at the Orange County treatment facility, per TMZ.
Her appearance in public signaled that she had made progress and was deemed stable enough for outings, as she made a trip to Ralph's grocery store for some supplies.
A source close to her told the news outlet that she had "graduated to the center's minimal supervision group, which allows her to leave the property at certain hours so she can shop for herself or take walks."
Her progress has ensured that she doesn't have to be under lock and key, but she is reportedly still bent on staying at the center for a while as she continues working on herself and her mental health.
She Checked Herself Into A Mental Facility
Bynes' recent sighting comes after the "Hairspray" star checked herself into an intensive inpatient mental health center, weeks after she checked out of a Los Angeles mental health facility for outpatient treatment, per TMZ.
According to the news outlet, Bynes' decision to ditch outpatient treatment came when she reckoned that she needed more help than the facility was providing, with further reports suggesting that she "wanted more of a therapeutic place to live rather than living by herself at her L.A. apartment."
At the time, a source told the publication that she decided to go into the intensive inpatient facility in Orange County by herself after she was introduced to it by her previous treatment center. She reportedly loved the center because it afforded her the chance to be around a medical team, therapists, and other patients and also have "social interaction and company."
Amanda Bynes Was Detained After Roaming L.A. Naked
Bynes had to be taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in June for a mental health evaluation after a call came in for a woman who was in distress, with the woman ending up being Bynes, per TMZ.
At the time, she was carted away to a nearby police station, where a medical team was on standby to evaluate her mental health. Eyewitnesses told the news outlet that she interacted with cops in a "calm" manner and was taken in one of the three cop cars that pulled up at her location.
It comes after the "What A Girl Wants" actress was found roaming the streets of downtown L.A. completely naked, leading to her being placed on her first psychiatric hold this year.
Bynes, in a similar fashion to singer Britney Spears, was pushed into a conservatorship in February 2008. It was struck down by a judge in November 2021.