"I've had support from strong women who were there for me when I wanted to give up and at moments when I thought I couldn't endure more abuse from the world," Heard told Self Magazine in an interview published Friday. "Sometimes you can feel as if you're standing up for something all alone -- on behalf of your physical safety, against an institution that is inherently flawed, or because you don't believe that loving a certain person is wrong."
"I needed people I could rely on to shore me up," she added. "Strong women can help me get through anything."
"I've had an amazing life, and I've had the good fortune to have some amazing people come into my life," the 32-year-old actress continued. "Even the ones who were less easy or less traditional were important in making me the woman I am today. I'm very lucky for the relationships I've had. They have given me the muscle and heart to do what I do."
The actress also shares that she's recently found a greater purpose for her platform.
"I love being an actor, but I need to do more than that," she said. "I want to help. I want to change the nature of the conversations we're having. I want to use my platform to speak up on behalf of those people who don't have the ability to do so for themselves."
Meanwhile, Depp continues to deny that he ever hit his ex-wife. The "Cry Baby" star got candid with British GQ last month in a tell-all interview.
"To harm someone you love? As a kind of bully? No, it didn't, it couldn't even sound like me," he said when asked about her allegations against him, which have tainted the public's perception of him in the #MeToo era.
"So, initially, I just kept my mouth shut, you know?" he continued. "I knew it was going to stick on me and it would get weirder. Keep going, you know? Go nuts. I ain't going to get into a pissing contest with someone about it. Spit out what you need to spit out and, you know, my attorneys will take care of the rest. I never went out and spoke about the shit."
Depp also reiterated that he was innocent in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he claimed the author of the source material for "Fantastic Beasts" J.K. Rowling "knows" he was "falsely accused" by Heard.
"The fact remains I was falsely accused, which is why I'm suing the Sun newspaper for defamation for repeating false accusations," he said. "J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that's why she has publicly supported me. She doesn't take things lightly. She would not stand up if she didn't know the truth. So that's really it."