Montgomery, Ala. – The Capitol Showcase, an art exhibition with pieces created by individuals with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and co-occurring disorders, has been held annually at the Alabama State Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Library since 2005, by the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH).

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We welcome you to visit and view the artwork during Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s mental health awareness month theme is to Look around, Look within. Art offers an excellent approach to examine oneself and express emotions. Expressive art can help decrease depression, anxiety, and stress.

Many of the artist involved in this year’s showcase have remarked how art has given them an outlet and help them maintain recovery. ADMH encourages everyone to experience this year’s exhibit and learn more about art and mental health. The art will be on display in the Old Supreme Court Library in the State Capitol. A reception will be hosted on May 24 for the artists and supporters.

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To learn more about the Capitol Showcase and the Alabama Department of Mental Health, please call the Office of Public Information at 334-242-3417 or email