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"A highly informative and surprisingly balanced book that should be read by anyone with a personal or professional stake in how the mental health system provides care to those with chronic severe illnesses and those in acute crisis... Although Committed explores a complex subject, Miller and Hanson make a great effort to humanize this discussion."

"Exceptionally intelligent, clear, readable and well researched."

"This fact-filled, open-minded, and straightforward survey will interest students of the subject and those serving mentally ill clients."

"Committed is a very informative and thought-provoking book... Highly recommended. All readers."

"A compelling, exceptionally well-researched and written analysis of the immensely complicated, multifaceted issues faced by families, physicians, psychiatrists, police, the courts and society when mental illness endangers patients and those around them."

"It is refreshing—indeed therapeutic—to encounter a thoughtful, balanced treatment of this contentious and important topic."

"This is quite a feat in 265 readable pages. I applaud the authors for their work."

"I would recommend [Committed] to every clinician."

"A very well-written review of the current state of involuntary treatment for persons with mental illness in the United States."

"Reading this book is like attending a seminar, with each chapter representing the best guest speakers from around the country on that particular issue. To have brought together all of these points of view through direct interviews in a single text is a great achievement."

"While practical information gives Committed its spine, it is the emotions that we feel in reading patients’ firsthand accounts that prick at the conscience."

"In Committed, the voices of people with mental illness, family members, and clinicians paint a picture of the ethical complexity of involuntary psychiatric treatment. The authors show that the system for helping individuals with serious mental illness remains broken, and policy makers would be well advised to read this book before offering one-dimensional solutions."