Derek Lord is a charismatic rock star known for his outspoken views about psychotherapy.
Committed to a mental hospital after a suicide attempt in his teens, Derek Lord was subjected to electro-shock therapy, which caused him a great deal of trauma. However, he never attempted suicide again.
Years later, Lord became a rock star, and used his fame as a platform to protest against the rising use of psychotherapy. When 16-year-old Jamie Hoskins suffered a nervous breakdown that culminated in false rape charges and a suicide attempt that injured several people, Lord offered to pay for her legal expenses, hiring Chauncey Zeirko to defend her. He used the trial to rail against the psychopharmacological industry, claiming that the drugs prescribed to Hoskins to treat her bipolar disorder were responsible for her behaviour, even though she'd stopped taking them a week earlier. During his cross-examination by ADA Casey Novak, Derek's history came out, and when he was asked whether he'd ever attempted suicide since receiving EST, he was forced to concede that he hadn't. (SVU: "Influence")