I agree with this for the most part. However, I had a schitzophrenic neighbor that decided to flush all his meds. Within 2 weeks of flushing his meds he ripped the jaw off his puppy, tackled a teenage girl, and asked his neighbor if the could sacrifice her to the mothership. At that point you can’t just let a person walk around the neighborhood. He was a danger to others and he was in danger of being hurt by others. He was so out of touch with reality that when 2 cops pulled up in a marked police car he ran out and asked them if he could ride in their spaceship. They opened the back door and he hopped right in. I’m assuming he was committed. He would have gotten killed in a regular jail unless he was kept in solitary and that’s damaging too. I generally think that adults can do what they wish even if its self-destructive but for those few mentally ill individuals who are violent (like my former neighbor) committing them may be the best option.