Mad for it

I wanted to mark the third anniversary of the death of mental health campaigner Pete Shaughnessy who set up Mad Pride with the words of Philip Barker, Head of the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Practice Research at the University of Newcastle: “Pete, was a legendary figure in the mental health world in the UK and beyond. His campaigning and direct actions helped push the government on to the back foot over their plans for forced drug treatment for the mentally ill in the community. He fought against the stigma surrounding mental illness with passion, compassion and humour. Pete knew the value of reclaiming ‘madness’.”

On a lighter note below is his campaigning T-shirt which he sold me for