Mental Health Awareness Week: Gratitude

Charleston School of Law continues Mental Health Awareness Week at 12 noon on the second floor in the Wellness Room (across from Room 220). Today’s focus is in gratitude.

When was the last time you stopped to think about what you’re grateful for? Gratitude is simply focusing on what you have instead of what you lack. All this requires is thinking about the positive things in your life and how thankful you are for them. It sounds simple, but the benefits of doing this are substantial.

Gratitude improves self-esteem, helps with sleep, improves physical health, and improves relationships.  This mental state grows stronger with use and practice, and eventually gratitude becomes a habit.

Here are two quick ways to cultivate gratitude:

  1. Say Thank You: You can feel more connected and nurture your relationship with another person by thanking them for their kindness or impact on your life. A simple email or text expressing your appreciation takes just a couple minutes.
  1. Trios Your Gratefulness: Identify and reflecting on three things you are grateful for each day. Be specific.


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors sixth in the country for faculty accessibility and No. 12 nationwide in quality of teaching (2022)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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