I mean, the main reason drugs don’t work is because medication compliance runs entirely off the honor system. If they performed weekly blood tests on these loons, they’d be more inclined to take their meds, and maybe, just maybe, they might be able to recover and reintegrate themselves in society in a useful way. Not to mention that long actions injections can also help with this problem.Deinstitutionalisation started in the 50's. It's main thing was decreasing the amount of people in care as they were always full. America wanted to throw that funding into other things so started to push drug treatments. They really didn't care how patients were treated.
We've seen that drugs don't always work so bringing back force institutionalization would be best. The mentally ill are now seen as human beings so their care would be better than it once was too.
It’s not that we need to lock them all up, but rather, a much more efficient and less costly solution would be to keep MAKING them get treatment when they leave the hospital before. Trust me, I’ve been in a mental hospital once, and the moment you leave the hospital, it’s all on your shoulders to keep taking the meds/going to therapy/etc. I think there needs to be a bit more supervision if you’re insane enough to end up in a place like that in the first place.
But yeah, if they’re beyond saving, definitely keep them locked up. I think there are some people that legitimately won’t be able to function in the normal world, even with a caretaker.