Jones joins CEOs Against Stigma effort

Jones joins CEOs Against Stigma effort

Daily News Newburyport, Business Briefs, July 26, 2016

Michael J. Jones, the president and CEO of the Institution for Savings,has joined the growing list of business, state and municipal leaders across the Commonwealth vowing to establish stigma-free places of work for their employees. He has signed a pledge to become a CEO Against Stigma, the workplace initiative created by the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass).

“I am proud to join with my fellow CEOs from across the region to sign this critically important pledge,” said Jones. “I am proud at the breadth and depth of the programs and assistance that we offer our team and their families who struggle with the challenges of mental health issues every day. I look forward to continuing to do whatever we can to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.”

CEOs Against Stigma partners with the top leaders of businesses, organizations and municipalities across the state to change misconceptions about mental illness by encouraging people to open up and speak freely about the conditions that affect them and their immediate families, and seek treatment.

An important component of the campaign involves bringing NAMI’s In Our Own Voice presentations into the workplace. The presentations feature two people sharing their personal stories of recovery and has been recognized by a leading national mental health researcher as the most effective anti-stigma program in America.

Henebry promoted at Haverhill Bank

James P. Henebry of Newburyport was recently promoted to relationship manager, commercial loan officer by Haverhill Bank’s board of directors. He joined Haverhill Bank as a credit analyst during 2012. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College and is active in both the Greater Haverhill and Merrimack Valley Chambers of Commerce.

A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank was founded in 1877 and is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s main office is at 180 Merrimack St. in Haverhill. Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, all in Haverhill; 6 West Main St., Merrimac; and 396 Main St., Salem, N.H. Haverhill Bank also plans to open a West Newbury branch during the fall.

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