I can appreciate that you do not want such an institution at the end of your road (I think most people wouldnt want it if their honest)
I can't see why not. Most people wouldn't have a problem with a residential home for physically disabled people, so why should they have a problem with a residential home for people with mental health issues ffs ?
The house bang opposite me is a hostel for people with mental health issues and I'm not least bit bothered by that - why should I be ? Or why should anyone else for that matter ? People who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, dependency issues, or any other mental health problems, need to live somewhere, and I think it's taking the piss if some people insist that they don't live near them. No one has a right to demand who lives near them.