Each year, the Alabama Department of Mental Health joins statewide and national organizations to promote National Mental Health Month, which is observed in May. Throughout the month, various advocacy organizations will host events statewide, and ADMH will present its 7th annual Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition. The art show was moved to May this year to coincide with National Mental Health Month.
Hundreds of consumers around the state with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and/or substance use disorders will showcase their artwork throughout the month at the Capitol. The art show is an excellent opportunity to promote consumer dignity and gain more understanding of the individuals ADMH serves. This exhibit is about more than just the artists’ work.