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SPECIAL EVENT: Stand-Up Comedian Deepak Manoranjan
We have the honor of hosting one of Philly's newest comedians at SKILLED NOT ILL! Deepak's bringing his electric personality to our turf to try out some new material, and we are so freaking excited! We invite you to join us for this special performance in an intimate setting. BIO: Deepak Manoranjan is a 29-year-old Indian and Sri Lankan guy with contagiously upbeat energy living in the City of Brotherly Love. Deepak has always loved making people laugh, especially during tough times. He has recently decided to try his skills out in the stand-up comedy scene and will start by performing a quick set in front of a select few SKILLED NOT ILL community members. Prior to this venture, Deepak's vibrant and impressive history of triumphs includes working in the tech startup space and making his own music. GAME PLAN: 6:45 - 7:00 Guests arrive + doors close* 7:00 - 7:15 Welcome + introductions + quick Skill Talk session 7:15 - 7:30 Deepak takes the floor 7:45 - 8:00 Questions, conversations, positive vibes + goodnight! *for real - no entry after 7:00 pm. ABOUT US: SKILLED NOT ILL is Philly-based company offering fun + lighthearted weekly events, in which we help boost your mood using skills-based approaches (DBT + CBT). We also curate periodic social events, like this one and other neighborly networking events.

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SKILLED NOT ILL brings positive people together in lighthearted, fun-first events to teach practical, simple, and easy-to-use mental health skills.


We host in-person events in Philadelphia. Our recurring event called 'Skill & Chill' is a 1-hour hangout where peer leaders use laughter, games, and a structured agenda to teach mental health skills from tried-and-true methodologies like DBT, CBT, and Positive Psychology. We host parties and organize group volunteer outings, too.


We're here to make you laugh, not bum you out. In fact, super serious topics are strictly forbidden. Everything we do is kept light, positive, and forward-focused. We also do not provide therapy, counseling, psychiatry, support groups, or any other form of clinical mental health services.

You'll fit right in: Everyone is welcome. Whether you have a diagnosis or you're just having a tough time lately, our recurring meetups are just what you need to boost your mood.

Disclaimer: These events may be a helpful addition to but are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health services, such as counseling/talk therapy or psychiatry. If you are in crisis or are feeling unstable, please contact a licensed mental health professional and do not RSVP until you are ready for social events such as these. Thank you in advance for putting your health and safety first.

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