Amanda Bynes Leaves Rehab, Wants to Study Fashion at College

Amanda Bynes outside Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013
Amanda Bynes has been release from rehab Neilson Barnard/Getty

Sounds like Amanda Bynes is going to have a very happy — and healthy — holiday season. After several months of treatment, the actress, 27, has left the Malibu facility where she was seeking help for mental illness, her attorney Tamar Arminak confirms to Us Weekly.

The She's All That star had been at the center since September after a transfer from the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center. More celebrity meltdowns here.

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"Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," the lawyer says in a statement. "Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day."

Bynes is now recovering at her mother Lynn's L.A. home — and is looking ahead to the future. "She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line," Arminak adds. "Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared."


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The former Nickelodeon superstar, of course, had a very erratic early 2013 — full of bizarre tweets and strange public appearances which finally culminated in her being placed on a 5150 involuntary hold.

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"Amanda is making great strides towards recovery," Bynes' parents said in a statement back in September. " The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda's health and well-being. The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda's supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

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