Yes, I agree. One in four Americans suffer depression or anxiety and take medication for it. It's very common dear. Today's medications mean that people get treatment they need and go on about life. The medications available are fairly benign in terms of side effects and work so well. Have you considered this? I would talk to your doctor about this.
Our medical history is confidential from employers even if they are paying for our insurance. The HIPPA Act is a privacy act and that means that doctors do not disclose info about you. Now, some places of employment do require prework physicals but as I said, depression is very common. It's not a condition to which an employer would not hire someone in most settings. And certainly not in working with special needs children or adults.
But again, agree with above that seeking help for the depression is the right thing to do for yourself as well as your future employment.
best of luck to you and hope that you are able to get treatment soon for the depression and find a great job you love. peace
Seeking mental health treatment shows that you not only care for yourself, but that you are trying to stay in control of your own mental health status, so how could that ever be a negative thing...the fact that you are doing something about it, and taking action, shows strength and vulnerability, I would hire you in a minute for this reason, seek the help you need, we need you out here working with children with special needs and adults....you see a problem, and your seeking answers...that's a go getter!!! Good luck and I agree depression sets in without a job, we start taking the blame and doubting our selves and our skills...but don't do that...stay positive
By the way, I live in Illinois, if that is helpful.