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Does Brooke regret sharing her struggle with depression?

"I just told my story," Brooke says. "I'm one mother that experienced what I experienced. You know, I never was trying to go out and promote drugs. I feel good about what I did. I feel good about the choices I made. But it is purely a choice that I had to make in conjunction with my doctor.

"I chose to talk about it because it was so devastating to me...I felt a responsibility to my daughter," Brooke says. "I felt a responsibility to myself to take responsibility for the way I feel. To move past it. To not be ashamed. And then see how that possibly could help other people."

Despite the challenges she's faced, Brooke is ready to move on and become a mother again!

"I've always wanted more than one child," Brooke says. "Now I feel I'm so much more informed. I'm armed with so much more knowledge now that I'm not afraid because I understand what the worst could feel like...I'm so much more educated on myself and my body."
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FROM: Brooke Shields, Wynonna Judd, Steven Cojocaru: A Special Follow Up
Published on September 27, 2005

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