It’s heartbreaking that some patients who enter behavioral health centers come with the intention of harming themselves. Designers of these units strive to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients in crisis, but the in-room doors to the patient’s bathroom and shower were always dangerous. It’s a deadly combination of patient alone time and the ligature anchors of the traditional heavy doors.
Happily, that was in the past. In 2009, Kennon started making the original Soft Suicide Prevention Door. We’ve made behavioral health safer with twenty thousand doors in thousands of behavioral health units. Our doors are light, have a foam core, and utilize breakaway hinges and latches.
Behavioral health has evolved, and so too has our door. We’ve made a substantial leap forward with the Kennon SSPD Door 2.0. It’s thinner, lighter, safer, and better looking than our original door. More than cosmetic changes, the new door is virtually indestructible, hiding away powerful magnets in military-grade hinges.
After a rigorous review of our Door 2.0, we’re excited to announce that a third-party engineering firm and the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS-OMH) have recommended our door in their Patient Safety Guide.
>> Third-party endorsements are appreciated and meaningful, but the customers who use the door daily are the real experts. “These doors (Kennon SSPD Door 2.0) definitely take away any risk… as opposed to the last doors we had.” *
* Jon Hasse, Director of Plant Operations at NeuroBehavioral Hospital in Crown Point, Indiana