Last week, Amanda Bynes was placed on a 5150, an involuntary psychiatric hold for mental analysis after reportedly starting a fire in a Thousand Oaks, California driveway.
The 27-year-old actress’ parents have since filed an application for conservatorship over her. Bynes’ 72-hour mental-health hold has now been extended for up to 14 days.
Among statements made in court papers, Rick and Lynn Bynes said their daughter appears to have a substance abuse problem, cases of extreme paranoia and body image issues.
On Monday night, actress and author Candace Cameron Bure appeared on HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call to comment on the matter.
“My heart as a mom, as an actress and as a woman just goes out to her because clearly she's a very talented girl,” the former “Full House” star said. “I can't imagine that it's not mental illness. I don't think that being in the industry caused any of this.”
She added, “When you're in the industry and you have access to everything and a lot of money, it just exaggerates it and blows it up, and then everyone's there to watch your decline and slide down.”
Bure is no stranger to watching child stars fall from grace. At one point, her former co-star Jodie Sweetin’s life went into a downward spiral when she began abusing drugs after the completion of "Full House." Those substances included cocaine and ecstasy.
As far as Bynes is concerned, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser set a new hearing for August 9. There’s no word yet on whether she will appeal her 14-day involuntary mental health hospitalization.