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Coming Back To Life: WKYC's Dave "Dino" DeNatale reveals his battle with depression and anxiety

For 20 years, Dave "Dino" DeNatale has been a sportscaster in Northeast Ohio and across the region. This is the most difficult, yet most important story of his life and career.

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Published: 9/28/2017 9:42:32 PM
Updated: 11:42 PM EDT May 10, 2018

For a long time, I’ve kept a secret from many of my friends and loved ones. I’ve decided that it’s time to come clean.

I have waged an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety. It has been a struggle that has caused pain to myself, and those close to me.

Throughout this process, I’ve come back to the idea that I never thought it was going to be me that would be afflicted with depression. But this and many mental illnesses do not discriminate. You can be young or old, male or female. It doesn’t matter.

I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I’ve gone through. So maybe if you detect the same warning signs that I had, or if any of this sounds familiar, you can get help as soon as possible. There are great people and wonderful resources out there.