That's fine, but if so then do try to avoid a place that encourages active communication about issues.
I believe cutting yourself or attempting suicide has gone past just having "issues". I could even say that calling the authorities to notify them of the doings of some people here would have been the "socially correct" thing to do, rather than watching people saying how they are going to hurt/kill themselves and ignoring it.
And since I don't really know what true depression is like, I don't believe I've been in such a state before, I cannot be accurate or objective. But as I said, my perspective is simply analytical. If in a dire situation one must do what they can to get themselves out of it, and fix it. Some actions, while temporarily giving relief, will ultimately only pull a person further down, making it even more difficult. It's not just that you're not trying for a solution to your problems by self-harming, you're actually compromising your own ability to recover from it all. And as incorrect as it may be, I end up assuming that a person who actively worsens their own state simply does not want to be helped.
And no, "he/she didn't know it at that time" is not an excuse. What kind of an idiot would not realise what self-harm or suicide attempts will result in?
Nor is "it was in a fit of rage/emotions", because I do believe people posting here are mature enough to be able to realise when their mental state is frail and needs containment.
So no, so far I have not recognised a valid excuse for such a behaviour (other than "it's your body and your life, kill yourself if you want"). If anybody is able to explain clearly enough one real excuse for it then I will gladly change my stance. Though as I said, understanding such things is a challenge for a person who had never experienced such a state.