I graduated college a year ago and have been working at a startup since as an engineer. Fast forward to today, and I'm realizing the company is pretty toxic and I've been depressed for months.

I've been interviewing, but because my current job is so demanding and I'm depressed, I'm not getting further into the interviews. How bad is it to leave my job before having another job lined up? I'm scared recruiters will think I was fired. And, I've read some articles about people quitting jobs and they cant get interviews and have to go back to school, but I hear other people say its the best decision they have ever made. is there hope?