As it pertains to the handgun license application, what is the definition of “Have you ever been treated for psychiatric health care or an emotional or mental illness?

Published 04/17/2013 11:50 AM   |    Updated 12/21/2015 11:26 AM
As it pertains to the handgun license application, what is the definition of "Have you ever been treated for psychiatric health care or an emotional or mental illness?
Mental illness, depression, thoughts of harming yourself or others, compulsive disorders and anger management are all included. The time being covered is your lifetime. If you received marital counseling that did not involve psychiatric health care or emotional or mental illness (depression, anger management, etc.), then the marriage counseling would not require a "yes" response. Treatment for alcohol and drug addiction also does not require a "yes" response, unless it was court ordered. All court ordered treatment and commitments must be reported.  For more information on this topic visit ISP Firearms Licensing or contact us at FirearmsQuestions@isp.IN.gov
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