Amber Heard tears up in domestic violence PSA: 'You're not alone' (Video)

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Amber Heard's eyes well up with tears while discussing the impact of domestic violence in a new PSA.

"[I thought] 'How is this happening to me? I'm strong. I'm smart. I'm not a victim,' to my detriment," Heard says in the video for The Conversation. "I guess there was a lot of shame attached to that label of 'victim.' It happens to so many women. When it happens in your home, behind closed doors, with someone you love, it's not as straightforward."

"Just as a woman having gone through this in the public stage, in the public arena that I did it in, I am able, I have a unique opportunity to remind other women not only [that] this doesn't have to be the way it is, you don't have to do it alone," she continued. "You're not alone. And also, we can change this."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Amber Heard attends the REVEAL Calvin Klein Fragrance Launch Party at 4 World Trade Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Amber Heard, Francisco Costa, and Rosario Dawson attends the REVEAL Calvin Klein Fragrance Launch at 4 World Trade Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: (L-R) Amber Heard, Nan Goldin and Stella McCartney attend the Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Presentation at Elizabeth Street Gardens on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrive at the Texas Film Awards on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Austin Film Society is honoring Heard, who is from Austin, with the Rising Star Award. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrive at the Texas Film Awards on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Austin Film Society is honoring Heard, who is from Austin, with the Rising Star Award. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend Relativity Media's Premiere of '3 Days to Kill' at the Arclight Theatre sponsored by Evian, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)
Connie Nielsen, Kevin Costner, Amber Heard and Director McG attend Relativity Media's Premiere of '3 Days to Kill' at the Arclight Theatre sponsored by Evian, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)
Amber Heard attends Relativity Media's Premiere of '3 Days to Kill' at the Arclight Theatre sponsored by Evian, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images)
FILE - This Feb. 12, 2014 file photo shows Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard at the US premiere of "3 Days to Kill" at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood in Los Angeles. Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday, March 31, indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard. His comments follow months of unconfirmed reports of his engagement to actress Heard, 27, who starred alongside Kevin Costner in "3 Days to Kill" released in the U.S. earlier this year. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Amber Heard arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard poses at The Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard poses at The Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Liam Hemsworth, left, and Amber Heard speak on stage at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
From left to right, director Robert Luketic, actress Amber Heard, and actor Harrison Ford attend the after party of the US premiere of "Paranoia" at the DGA Theatre on thursday, August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the US premiere of "Paranoia" at the DGA Theatre on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture", on Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture", on Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party on Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party on Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party on Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard attends Art of Elysium's "Heaven" on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard attends Art of Elysium's "Heaven" on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard arrives at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amber Heard arrives at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
U.S. actress Amber Heard, right, adjusts her ear rings as she arrives with Ingrid Roosen-Trinks, director of Montblanc Cultural Foundation, second from left, at a red carpet of the Mont Blanc's new Princesse Grace de Monaco jewelry collection held inside the Mont Blanc concept store in Beijing, China, Friday, June 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Amber Heard arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Amber Heard arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Actors Jessica Alba, left, and Amber Heard attend the Michael Kors Fall 2012 show during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/ Donald Traill)
Actors, from left, Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, Paula Patton, Amber Heard and Jessica Alba attend the Michael Kors Fall 2012 show during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/ Donald Traill)
Amber Heard arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Amber Heard arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Amber Heard arrives at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Amber Heard arrives at the 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Amber Heard performs live at Trevor Project's Annual Benefit , "Trevor Live," at the Hollywood Palladium, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Los Angeles.Trevor Live is a benefit event for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
Amber Heard arrives at Trevor Project's Annual Benefit , "Trevor Live," at the Hollywood Palladium, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Los Angeles.Trevor Live is a benefit event for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
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Actress Amber Heard attends the premiere of "The Rum Diary" at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Amber Heard attends the premiere of "The Rum Diary" at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actors Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp, center, pose with director Bruce Robinson at the premiere of "The Rum Diary" at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Amber Heard poses backstage with the Hollywood spotlight award at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
Amber Heard poses backstage with the Hollywood spotlight award at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
Actress Amber Heard poses at the 18th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The dinner celebrates women’s achievements in film. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actress Amber Heard is filmed at the 2011 Scream Awards, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Los Angeles. The award show is dedicated to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres of feature films, television and comic books. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Cast member Amber Heard arrives at the premiere of "The Rum Diary" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. "The Rum Diary" opens in theaters Oct. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Cast member Amber Heard arrives at the premiere of "The Rum Diary" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. "The Rum Diary" opens in theaters Oct. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the NBC TCA All-Star Party in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the NBC TCA All-Star Party in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the NBC TCA All-Star Party in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Drive Angry" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Drive Angry" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actress Amber Heard attends the premiere of 'Nowhere Boy' at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Heard, who had been married to Johnny Depp for little more than a year, filed for divorce from the actor in May, and days later filed for a restraining order, claiming that the actor had been abusive to her throughout their relationship.

The couple settled their divorce in August, a day before a hearing was to be held on the matter. "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," Depp and Heard said in a statement, following the settlement.

"Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."

Heard received a $7 million settlement in the divorce, which she donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, to aid in that organization's efforts to stop violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where the actress has volunteered for the past decade.

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