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Nashville Displays Emotion with Mood Walls

Nashvillians are displaying their emotions, literally, after passing by interactive mood walls.

Buttons describing 21 emotions from numb to frustrated to hopeful stick into the walls for people to take and wear in honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Insight Counseling Centers is installing the nine walls, which were created by the Canadian organization Partners for Mental Health, in various Nashville neighborhoods.

“I remember telling my therapist, ‘I wish everyone didn’t feel like they had to hide what’s really going on inside,'” said Taylor Cochran, development director at Insight Counseling Centers.

Cochran was inspired by the “Before I Die” interactive wall in 12South. His research led him to the Partners for Mental Health’s “Not Myself Today” campaign, which included the buttons.

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