Well, if you had the money, what’s stopping you from moving out? But yes it’s true that you can’t do it if you can’t afford it. Unless you find a great deal on an apartment somewhere, somehow. I moved out of mental health housing in 1995. For the next ten years I rented rooms in peoples houses. In 2009 i moved into my current studio apartment.Yes, it’s nice having my space to myself, eating what I want, going out whenever and wherever I want. But bridget is right; it’s hard. It’s responsibility. Paying bills, keeping my place clean, getting along with neighbors, making and keeping appointments. You have to motivate you yourself to take care of yourself. I have to get myself up for work, I have to commute on the freeway. I have force myself to go out on my days off. But you might like renting a room in someones house. Once I lived with a nice family, once I lived in a house with 7 other people, once I rented a room from some older guy. Each situation had it’s own special problems and challenges. But I was on my own, I had run of the house, and the whole reason I liked renting rooms was that the people I rented from were like built in friends! Because my BIGGEST worry was that I would get suicidal by myself so I figured if someone else was in the house I would be OK. But I could go in my room and be left alone, but if I desired company I would wander out and watch TV with my housemates.