Amanda Bynes is living on her own for the first time in quite a while, which is a strong indication that her mental state is improving. The conservatorship over the All That and The Amanda Show star was extended by a judge in Ventura County last week, which means her parents are still in charge of both her money and her medical care, but that doesn't mean there aren't some clear signs of improvement.
Another plus for Amanda Bynes is the dropping of a DUI case from last September. She faced charges for violating parole with this charge. The dismissal means there is one less hurdle in her way to recovery.
"Amanda is doing well,” her lawyer, David Esquibias told People magazine.
“Amanda is doing much better from where she was months ago,” another source tells People. “She has her own apartment and is much happier. She and her parents are getting along and Amanda is clear-headed, more focused and has more independence.
Good news! Amanda Bynes' DUI was dismissed; Bad news: Her conservatorship was extended. See how she's doing http://t.co/UyhcfBLuz5
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) February 26, 2015
In addition to Amanda Bynes, her parents must be thrilled about the improvements she is making. They took the brunt of her abuse, being called out by the actress on Twitter for ruining her life. She even accused her father of sexual abuse, and threatened to kill him.
Amanda Bynes apologized after a recording surfaced that captured her saying she dreamed of slitting her dad's throat http://t.co/MWLy2Xhrsg
— NY Daily News Gossip (@NYDNgossip) November 18, 2014
Mental illness is no laughing matter, and sadly, many have laughed in the face of what Amanda Bynes has experienced. Hopefully she will continue her upward climb--doing well living on her own, and getting along with her parents.
Do you expect Amanda Bynes will ever return to acting or has she done too much damage to ever go the Hollywood route again?