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National Post Sessions: Amelia Curran sings her struggles so others don’t suffer silently

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National Post Sessions invites musicians to perform stripped-down versions of their hits. This week: Amelia Curran performs Time, Time and (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.

A decade after suffering through a serious bout of anxiety and depression, Newfoundland singer-songwriter Amelia Curran made her struggles public for the first time in a post titled Suicide Is Not Cowardice. Listen! for Canadian Medical Association Journal. The admission is only the latest in a larger campaign — which includes speaking engagements, working with filmmaker Roger Maunder and, of course, her music — the 36-year-old has taken on to bring attention to mental health issues. Likewise, on her latest album, They Promised You Mercy, Curran deals with her own struggles in the most straightforward manner to date. The singer, which the Post once described as “a bit like Leonard Cohen being channelled in a dusty saloon by Patsy Cline,”…

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