Oprah: Did you think that if you had just done exercise and vitamins that you could have gotten better?
Brooke: I think exercise and vitamins are a very important part of every person's life. I think they're valid. [But] I don't think they would have helped me through my postpartum depression alone.
It wasn't until I balanced what I needed to personally balance in my biochemistry in my body, through the help of a professional, did I start to feel better and see results. That is what works for me; [it] would not necessarily work for someone else. I think the responsibility really needs to be between the medical professional and the individual, and I think we need to start, as women, asking more questions. Asking what our options are; asking if it's normal to feel this sad.