We were both saddened and heartened by the growing use of the anti-ligature door handles we sell. We are saddened because doors have become a tool for suicide. We are encouraged because a product we offer is helping people who are very ill.
The word “ligature” refers to something that binds. Anti-ligature hardware won’t hold a knotted piece of rope, twine, or other binding material.
Is a knot tied to a door handle of grave concern? Yes, it is—especially within the mental health and incarceration communities and families with members suffering from depression.