Behavioral Health

Mena Regional Health System is familiar both with the impact of mental health and behavioral health disorders and with the various types and levels of treatment that have proven to be most effective. A team of healthcare professionals including primary-care physicians, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, licensed social workers, and other trained professionals treat individuals and families whose lives have been affected by behavioral health and mental illness.

Senior Behavioral Health

Senior Behavioral Health is a short term inpatient treatment program for adults age 55 and over who are experiencing behavioral or emotional problems. From age related anxiety and depression, to long standing psychiatric disorders, to dementia and cognitive impairment, older adults can suffer from a wide range of psychiatric illnesses.

Our experienced and compassionate interdisciplinary team, led by Medical Director Fayz Hudefi, M.D., is responsible for delivering treatment on a day-to-day basis including:

Family Support

Assistance with Coping Mechanisms and Problem Solving Abilities

Medication Management

Daily Activities

Educational Groups

Group and Individual Therapy

Our Team

The team includes a psychiatrist and mental health nurse practitioner, hospitalists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and activity therapists. Our goal is to provide an individualized treatment program allowing each patient to return to the best possible level of functioning. The 10 bed facility with private patient rooms and secure outside area offers an intimate and comfortable environment.

At Mena Senior Behavioral Health, we effectively treat the unique emotional and healthcare needs encountered by older adults. Early intervention may prevent your loved one from suffering unnecessarily. A Senior Behavioral Health Care Professional is available to provide a confidential, courtesy assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Help is available. All you have to do is call. (479) 394-7400

Referrals from physicians, human services agencies, the community, and from family are welcome, as are self-referrals. A physician determines if an individual needs to be admitted and meets admission criteria.  General admission criteria includes but is not limited to: physical or verbal aggression, increased agitation; sudden onset or intensification of hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disorganized behaviors; suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts; severe depression; refusing medications, food, medical treatment.

Cedar Haven – Outpatient Program

Cedar Haven is a physician supervised treatment program that provides outpatient behavioral health services for children and adults. The program is designed to relieve emotional and personal distress for people suffering from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, and changes in mood, sleep or behavior that interfere with daily living.

Our Services Include:

Assessment and Evaluation

Family Counseling

Individual Counseling


Bereavement Counseling

Call Us


311 Morrow St N, Mena, AR

Monday – Thursday

8:30am – 4:30pm

Hours subject to change. Please call for confirmation.

Fayz Hudefi, M.D.


Doris Hastey, PMHNP-BC

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Sue Cavner

Director of Behavioral Health

Mandy Simmons, RN

Senior Behavioral Health Clinical Director

Sara Mitchell

Senior Behavioral Health & Cedar Haven Community Education Manager

Keisha Hankins, LPE-I

Cedar Haven Therapist

Peggy Ryals, LPC

Cedar Haven Therapist