INVITING PARTICIPATION
Phone Call Script to Parents/Guardians Only
Hello, I’m [NAME] calling from the [NAME of Parent Group] to invite you to our Mental Health & Depression Awareness sessions. Our [Parent Group] is facilitating these conversations in order to help the community understand mental health issues, particularly depression. We are calling to invite you to participate in a 90-minute session with other families. We got your contact information because [person/organization] is helping us reach out to parents/guardians in our school community. The first conversation will be hosted on [DATE & TIME] at [LOCATION] and we hope you can participate! Are you able to attend?
Email Invitation Text
Subject: Mental Health & Depression Awareness - Please Join Us

Email Body: Mark your calendar and plan to join the [Parent Group] on [DATE & TIME] at [LOCATION] for an important conversation on depression and other mental health issues in our school community. We invite you to participate in a 90-minuted workshop with other families in our community. The event will begin with a 20-minute presentation by: [ADD SPEAKER NAME/BIO] (Optional: Let us know you are coming! RSVP to [INSERT EMAIL] by [DEADLINE]. If you are providing child care, refreshments or other accommodations, indicate here.) Not able to attend? We encourage you to: Download the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression (https://www.erikaslighthouse.org/the-parent-handbook-on-childhood-and-teen-depression-1/) and check out the resources on ShineLightOnDepression.org.
Sample Social Media Post
[Parent Group] is hosting an important conversation on depression and other mental health issues in our school community. Mark your calendar for [DATE & TIME] at [LOCATION] - we hope you will join us. (Optional: RSVP to [INSERT EMAIL] by [DEADLINE].)