Involuntary Commitments


If you think someone is a danger to themselves or others contact a Crisis Services by county.

NC Facilities Designated for the Custody & Treatment of Individuals Under Petitions for Involuntary Commitment.

IVC Process Flow Chart

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) * or chat at

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) are legal documents that allow persons with mental illness to state, in advance of a crisis, their preferences for treatment. For more information please visit Crisis Navigation Project.

Legal Forms for Hospital/Provider Use

Frequently Used Forms 


Additional Forms 

Other related court forms for commitment are available at

Supporting Information 

Commitment Examiner Training

Below are introductory modules.  To become a commitment examiner please email Tanya Thacker at the email address below.