Deryck Whibley on mental health: “Life can be really hard, but it can be great, too. We just have to work at it”

Deryck Whibley
(Image credit: Gina Wetzler/Redferns)

Starting with Mental Health Awareness month and continuing throughout the following months, Guitar World is hosting a series of interviews and features with artists addressing and raising awareness around themes of mental health, particularly as they relate to musicians.

In tandem with Mental Health Awareness Month (May), award-winning rock band Sum 41 released a new version of Catching Fire, featuring singer/songwriter and mental health advocate nothing,nowhere. The song originally appeared as the closing track on the band’s most recent album, Order in Decline

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including,, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer,, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.