The African ancestry community has endured hundreds of years of social inequalities resulting in racial disparities making our community more susceptible to chronic and debilitating diseases such as COVID-19.
A strong sense of well-being (physically, spiritually, mentally) — the personal perception that your life is a happy one — is critical to keeping the body healthy and immune system strong.
Well-being is challenging in a society rife with systemic biases that impact our most basic needs: safe, stable, affordable homes; quality education; quality healthcare; and a fair and just legal system. Advocating for social change is necessary, but taking charge of your self-care and having confidence in your ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to are absolutely critical.
We must take the necessary steps to improve our overall well-being through self-care and strong relationships, becoming part of a community, attending to our mental health, and building a strong spiritual life. Eating healthy, exercising, and getting adequate sleep is critical to well-being and improving our immune systems.
DISCLAIMER: COVID-19 BLACK aggregates health and well-being resources from culturally appropriate organizations and publications for the African ancestry community. COVID-19 BLACK is not a service provider. The presence of an organization in the COVID-19 BLACK resource directory does not reflect an endorsement of the organization or its services. If you have concerns about specific content on our site, we encourage you to contact us, as well as the provider of the service or source of the information.
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