Tom Holland revealed that he is withdrawing from social media because it affects his mental health. Even though he deleted the app, Holland said that being online still has a negative effect on him.
“I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming,” Holland explained in a video on his Instagram account. “I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online, and ultimately, it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
The British actor returned to social media to talk about a charity called Stem4.
The Brothers Trust of Stem4Org, a U.K.-based charity, was founded with Holland’s support. The charity offers four mental health-boosting apps: Calm Harm, Clear Fear, Combined Minds, and Move Mood.
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“Asking for help and seeking help isn’t something to be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done,” he said in the video. “So hopefully, these apps can be your first step toward being happier and healthier.”
“So again, thank you for listening. I’m going to disappear from Instagram again. “And to everyone out there, thanks for your love and support. I love you all, and I’ll speak to you soon.”Among those who praised Holland’s post is Justin Bieber, who commented, “Love you man.”
Previously, Holland had posted on Instagram on July 1, before his social media hiatus. The actor shared a photo of himself in his latest Brothers Trust T-shirts. In addition to promoting his latest movies and fashion campaign, Holland also used his accounts to show support for Zendaya, frequently leaving comments on her posts.
The couple was the subject of a pregnancy rumor that spread in June. Holland responded to the false rumor by posting on social media, “See now, this is why I stay off Twitter. Just making stuff up for no reason … weekly.”
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