Kennon SSPD – Soft Suicide Prevention Door

Designed with patient safety in mind, our SSPDs will break away from the door frame after 20 pounds of pressure is applied eliminating anchor points and leaving an inadequate amount of time for self-harm to occur.

Our doors are custom-made and can be used to replace interior doors, partitions and stall doors. They are durable, water-resistant and can be customized with artwork, adding interest in an otherwise sterile environment.

The Soft Suicide Prevention Door (SSPD) eliminates door anchor points while contributing to the healing environment by providing calming artwork for patients. It was developed by patient safety professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is now offered for sale by Kennon.

SSPD magnetic hinge, installed top view rendering

SSPDs are custom-made to fit any door frame up to 42” wide. Double, saloon-style panels are available for wider installations. Door hinges are magnetic and made with a rip-stop material. They attach directly to a standard hollow, metal door frame or to separately provided stainless steel hinge plates. SSPDs are designed to break away from the door frame immediately after 20 pounds of vertical pressure.

SSPD Selection Guide

Determine the hinge side by facing the door

SSPD selection guide rendering
Soft Suicide Prevention Door SSPD Kennon

Kennon SSPD or Kennon Door 2.0?

Both doors are designed for in-room use and cannot lock. They’re perfect for use as bathroom doors. They’re waterproof and highly durable – great for use as a shower or toilet stall door. There are other uses too! The image on the outside can be customized for either, but only the Kennon Door 2.0 offers images on both sides.

The doors are ideal for use in behavioral health facilities, psychiatric hospitals, mental health facilities, assisted care, prisons, and juvenile facilities.

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