WHO WE ARE


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



WHAT WE DO


We host in-person events in Philadelphia. Our recurring event called 'Skill & Chill' is a casual 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 also have our own unique set of custom-made skills to boost self-confidence, resilience, and cheerfulness. We host parties and organize group volunteer outings, too.



WHAT WE DON'T DO


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



WHY YOU NEED THIS


Our goal is to incorporate weekly doses of laughter, skills, and a wide network of good people into your personal healthcare routine - whatever that is. Every one of our 500+ community members is unique, and so are you. It's important that you get the help you need outside of our groups, and then you can use SKILLED NOT ILL as a place to brighten up your day, relax, meet kind people who wouldn't dream of judging you, and keep the positivity and motivation going within yourself.


We are rooting for you, friend.