Involuntary Commitments


If you think someone is a danger to themselves or others contact a Local Agency in your area. 

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

IVC Process Flow Chart

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 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. Reviewing these do not qualify a licensed professional as a commitment examiner. To become a Certified Commitment Examiner, please email Tanya Thacker at the email address below. 

Involuntary Commitment Module 1:  Introduction; Understanding the New Involuntary Commitment Forms

  • Since the creation of this video, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) have been renamed Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) are now able to become Commitment Examiners.

Involuntary Commitment Module 2, Part 1: The Criteria for Commitment
Involuntary Commitment Module 2, Part 2: The Commitment Procedure


For general information about the involuntary commitment process please contact us at