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Reprecussions of commitment (voluntary/ involuntary)?

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by nobody man, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. nobody man

    nobody man Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I do believe that your mental status does stay on your records as does any medical problems for life Just that no one should have accessibility to it unless you sign a release form. I suppose any government agency would have that ability to get in and see your records Hard one to know what to do because without help you will deteriorate I would go to a private doctor or therapist so your records would be kept that way
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