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What many may not know is that eating disorders are one of the deadliest mental illnesses, causing around 10,200 deaths each year according to research. While there are many factors that play into the development of an eating disorder, research shows a significant intersection between past trauma and disordered eating.

The Blue Bench Board of Directors today announced that Megan Carvajal will join the organization as its executive director effective February 24, 2021. With over 20 years of experience in crafting and cultivating mission-driven strategies and fostering healthy, productive teams, Carvajal will be relocating to Denver from Austin, Texas. She succeeds Karmen Carter, who held the position for more than 9 years, overseeing a period of program expansion and increased community impact.

February is Black History Month. A perfect opportunity to honor and recognize Black Americans who have acted as leaders, role models, and heroes in our communities. Through out history, Black Americans have played a major role in the movement to end sexual assault. This month, we invite you to meet just some of the trailblazers who have shaped the movement, beginning as early as 1813.

This has been a challenging year, and at the heart of that challenge is the simple fact that this year is in no way what any of us expected it to be. We find ourselves feeling increasingly disconnected and uncertain because we have lost any sense of what we hoped this year would be.

With both gratitude and sadness, the Board of Directors of The Blue Bench today announced the resignation of Karmen Carter, executive director. Carter will support the organization through the end of 2020. During this time, a search for her successor will be conducted.

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