Alliance for the Mentally Ill, also known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), works to create awareness on mental illnesses throughout Virginia. The organization focuses on improving the quality of life of individuals with various mental illnesses. It offers a range of support and educational services for families. The organization provides online information on schizophrenia, depression, and obsessive compulsive, panic and bipolar disorders. Alliance for the Mentally Ill administers a variety of community outreach and public education programs. The organization accepts donations from individuals and institutions and offers advocacy services. Alliance for the Mentally Ill provides various membership opportunities.