Addiction or Mental Health issue?….Here we go again! Actress Drowning….

SO…….Here we go again….Another famous person drowning in Fame and Fortune.
Is *Amanda Bynes* going to be the next famous actress we see weeks or months from now be the victim of drugs, mental/emotional illness, or booze fatality???  Or is it just a person Behaving Badly?? 

Amanda BynesA Happy Healthy Looking Girl……(below) Not Happy, Lost Girl….Bynes parents say their daughter smokes pot, has a substance abuse problem and is hyper-paranoid to the point that she used to cover the smoke alarms in their Thousand Oaks, Calif., house saying she thought cameras were spying on her. Here is just some snippets from various Media Reports about what others *THINK* is going on with the young woman…………

Amanda Bynes’ parents hope type of  court order that rescued Britney Spears will help their troubled daughter — but  experts say chances are slim

Rick and Lynn Bynes  sat  in a Ventura County, Calif. courtroom Friday asking for the same type of  strict, court-ordered conservatorship that pulled Britney back from the edge  five years ago.

Amanda Bynes’ parents said in their petition that they are “deeply concerned”  for Amanda’s safety based on the bizarre gasoline fire and their belief she has  blown through $1.2 million of her $4 million life savings in a “very short”  window that includes time living in New York.

THE SHOCKING and sad downward spiral of Amanda Bynes has been compared to  Britney  Spears  meltdown — and now the parents of the troubled Nickelodeon actress  are hoping for the same outcome.

Rick and Lynn Bynes sat quietly in a Ventura County, Calif., courtroom  Friday asking for the same type of strict, court-ordered conservatorship that  pulled Britney back from the edge five years ago.

The judge delayed any decision on the Bynes’s’ request for two weeks —  saying he wanted to have a “dialogue” with Amanda after she completes a forced  psychiatric hold stemming from a fire that she started in a stranger’s driveway  Monday night.

Bynes’ parents said in their petition that they are “deeply concerned” for Amanda’s safety based on the bizarre gasoline fire and their belief she has  blown through $1.2 million of her $4 million life savings in a “very short”  window that includes time living in New York.

They say their daughter smokes pot, has a substance abuse problem and is  hyper-paranoid to the point that she used to cover the smoke alarms in their  Thousand Oaks, Calif., house saying she thought cameras were spying on her.

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Their claims were bolstered Saturday when TMZ.com posted photos of a smoke  alarm that Amanda allegedly ripped from the ceiling of a messy Ritz-Carlton  hotel room in Manhattan. Sources told TMZ she was booted from the luxury lodging  for smoking weed and acting rude.

“It appears she is exhibiting a consistent behavior pattern (with smoke  alarms), and the fact that the family was available to provide a history of  these behaviors is very useful,” said Steven Horen, founder of Manhattan-based  Koved Care, which provides private psychiatric care management.

The parents’ declaration also drew from a Daily News report that Bynes  stripped off her burning pants during the Monday night mayhem.

The bizarre series of events culminating in the fire and emergency courtroom  hearing harkened back to the public unraveling of Britney Spears in 2007 and  2008
AMANDA BYNES’ MOM FILES FOR TEMPORARY CONSERVATORSHIP

Unidentified sources told TMZ.com that the actress has shown signs of  schizophrenia, but a source close to the family said Thursday that doctors  needed more time for a diagnosis.

Another expert said the root of her issues is key.

“If she really is dealing with a schizophrenic condition, studies show that  once doctors get patients on the right medication, they get back in line,” Cristian Arrieta, a lawyer who has handled similar cases in Ventura County,  said.

“But even if she might seem fine when she’s released, the question will be,  ‘Will she stop (taking her meds)?’ ” he said.

Stern said he expects that the judge on the conservatorship case will  consider the pattern of her behavior and whether she can recognize her problems  and poor impulse control.

“What a judge will consider is, ‘What is the likelihood of this occurring  again? And has (Amanda) gained insight and judgment and control over her  actions?’” he said. “If there’s no self-insight, that significantly increases  the chances there will be a conservatorship.” ………………………………..

**I’m very HAPPY that her parents are trying to help their Daughter, that the are involved…..many are not. With going to the courts for help……I have had some recent Experience with this…..My husbands oldest sister had lost he husband suddenly of a massive heart attack, Nov. 2011…….we were all shocked!

After that…..she just seemed to spiral down a dark path into deep depression, we all tried like hell to help, as she was misusing her medications, pain killers and pysc meds…..the family went to a lawyer to see if we could get her into a limited conservatorship, to no avail……she died right before Thanksgiving, Nov. 2012 of *Intentional Overdose* of prescribed drugs!!!

My husband took it especially hard, he had just spent a week with her trying to help, as all his family is in Arizona, and we live in Oregon. So you guilt for living far apart.
It’s harder when the afflicted person is an adult to get the laws & the courts to help, so I really think ALL states need to Re-Look at their Laws around this issue or we are going to keep having LOSS OF LIFE……….

SO, I pray for Amanda and her family in HOPES they can SAVE their daughter….Before it’s TOO LATE**……………

*Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon*

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3 thoughts on “Addiction or Mental Health issue?….Here we go again! Actress Drowning….

  1. Is it an either/or? I think addiction IS mental illness. The brain is a very sensitive organ and if the chemicals get out of balance, all kinds of weird behaviors can ensue. I too pray that Ms. Bynes can get the help she needs before it’s too late.

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    • YUP! Tony your exactly Right! The first step in getting help from addiction, Mental & Emotional illness is admitting to ourselves when have a problem, and the 2nd, is to reach out for help. You can do all the interventions and other tactics you want, you will either end up *Enabling* or *Push them* deeper into the problem. That’s just my personal experience……Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Catherine 🙂

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