About a year ago I was voluntarily committed to a psych facility for 2 and a half months. One thing I've always wondered about since my release was what are the consequences of that commitment? The only thing I do know is that I can't buy a gun (in the USA) for 5 years from my release. I don't remember where I learned that. In short, does anyone know the consequences of a voluntary or involuntary commitment? Does it show up on a background check? If it does, how long does it stay on there? IDK. Thanks.