Suicide Prevention Doors

Providing privacy for patients and peace of mind for healthcare staff.

Kennon SSPD

Kennon created the original Soft-Sided Suicide Prevention Door (SSPD) in 2009 in conjunction with the Veterans Administration, transforming behavioral health units from potentially dangerous settings to safe environments for patients. The durable and long-lasting Kennon SSPD has a foam core and easy-to-clean cover.

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SSPD design. SSPD design resists fire and water, making it perfect for bathroom and shower use. We make the Original SSPD to match your facility, with a photo or graphic image on one side (only the Kennon Door 2.0 has images on both sides). While other doors may require professional installers and leave behind potential ligature points, facility staff can install the Kennon Original SSPD in a second.

Easy Install

It will install in seconds, attaching with magnets* that will “break away” with minimal pressure. They are custom-fitted for any door frame up to 75” wide.

* For non-steel frame doors, we offer flush-mount steel attachment plates.


Kennon makes both Door 2.0 and our Original SSPD in the USA. Both doors are rated ASTM E84 Class A for fire safety. Door 2.0 is also NFPA-286 Certified, and a version of the door has also been recommended in the New York State Office of Mental Health 2023 Patient Safety Standards Guidelines.

Which Door Is Right For You?

Ligature-Resistant Design

Breakaway Hinge

Magnetic Closure

Help Maintain Patient Privacy and Dignity

Customizable Graphics / Colors to Suit Any Decor

Durable and Waterproof

Integrated Notch for Use as a "Door Handle"

NFPA-286 and ASTM E84 Class A Fire Certification

Artwork printed on both sides without additional cost

Build Your Door

Customize your Kennon Door 2.0, Original SSPD, and Kennon art with your own high-resolution image, or choose from the exclusive Kennon Image Gallery – a complementary collection of professional, high-resolution photos that have been demonstrated to print flawlessly on our material, enhancing the aesthetic of your facility. Door images are vertically oriented (portrait) and Kennon Art images are horizontally oriented (landscape.)

* Base price includes white, gray or beige solid color. If artwork is selected, an additional fee will apply. Artwork is printed on one side.
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