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Black Love and Mental Health: 8 Ways to Celebrate and Strengthen Your Relationship During a Pandemic

Updated: May 12, 2021

By Aneesha Perkins & Dr. Charmain Jackman


It’s no secret that COVID-19 has significantly impacted the Black community at disproportionate rates. Research shows that the pandemic affects mental health, particularly revealing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression (Gur et al., 2020). Inevitably, mental health challenges can profoundly impact your romantic relationships, which places the health of Black relationships in a vulnerable position. To celebrate Black love while navigating through difficult times, we put together eight activities to practice as a couple. Check them out: