The former Nickelodeon child star is still reportedly checked into a mental health facility.
Amanda Bynes was able to attend her own graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) after being granted a day pass. Earlier this week, she posted a celebratory photo on her official Twitter account. See the post below:
According to a source from PEOPLE, the actress is still on her way to recovery in rehab. Bynes checked in to the facility in January this year. The move comes after she experienced a setback when she stepped back into the limelight.
The star was meant to make a Hollywood come back after gracing the cover of Paper Magazine’s November 2018 issue. But the pressure was reportedly too much for Bynes to handle and she began spiraling down into drug addiction.
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) November 26, 2018
The source told PEOPLE:
“Amanda is still inpatient in a mental health facility. She was able to get an outing pass for a few hours for the special occasion so she could walk with the other students. But she left a little early and was back at the facility at the end of the graduation.”
Late last year, Bynes’ attorney Tamar Arminak spoke to people saying:
“Amanda is doing great, working on herself, and taking some well-deserved time off to focus on her well-being after graduating FIDM in December.”
“She’s spending time reading and exercising, sketching for her new line and mostly making sure this time around she puts her needs first,” the attorney added.