(Sept 14 1962 - Dec 14 2002)
This website has been put together by friends and colleagues of Pete
Shaughnessy at SchNEWS after his death in December 2002. It was felt that
what he did was so important and inspirational, that the least we could
do was make some stuff written about and by Pete available on the internet.
Pete Shaughnessy is a 'legendary figure' for all those involved in the
world of mental health, and anyone fighting for social justice elsewhere.
He was a founder of Mad Pride
- an activist group fighting for control and identity for those deemed
'mentally ill'. He lent passion and humour to repel the stigma of mental
illness, and reclaim the word 'madness'.
We have put this website together a bit hurriedly, and hope to add to
it soon, so if you have more stuff about Pete, or feedback, please get