Amanda Bynes 'Puts Her Needs First' by Checking Into Rehab, Lawyer Updates

Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for the 'Hairspray' actress' family, praises her 'incredibly mature' decision to seek treatment from mental health professionals after realizing she 'wasn't feeling like herself.'

AceShowbiz - Amanda Bynes is doing well as she continues to receive treatment at a rehab facility, according to her family's lawyer.

The "Hairspray" actress checked into a facility in January after suffering "a relapse" and is continuing to receive help and treatment from mental health professionals and addiction counsellors.

In an interview with People, Amanda's family lawyer Tamar Arminak updated fans on her health.

"Amanda is doing great, working on herself, and taking some well-deserved time off to focus on her wellbeing after graduating FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in December," she said. "She's spending time reading and exercising, sketching for her new line and mostly making sure this time around she puts her needs first."

In November, the 33-year-old appeared on the cover of Paper Magazine and candidly opened up about her very public breakdown, which led to her hospitalisation, multiple arrests and rehab stints, in 2013 and 2014, and her battle with drugs.

Arminak also told Access that the Paper interview forced Amanda to realise that she needed to work on herself, and she made the decision to seek help.

"This time around she realised herself after the recent Paper Magazine interview and spread that she really wasn't feeling like herself all of sudden and that she wanted to address that," the lawyer shared. "She wanted to address it right away before going back into show business and exploring show business again... And it was her decision and her choice to address the situation, seek treatment which I think is an incredibly mature way of handling this type of thing."

In the candid interview, Amanda revealed her plans to return to acting, but Arminak has said that is on hold until she feels healthy and ready to complete her treatment. However, she is in constant contact with her teachers at FIDM and is still studying fashion while she seeks treatment and hopes to return to campus and pursue her own collection afterwards.

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