Tom Holland Announces Social Media Break


| LAST UPDATE 08/15/2022

By Peral Simons
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Many of us are well aware of the importance of looking after our mental health. Whether it's taking the time out of our days to take a short walk in the outdoors or a self-care night-in once a week, it's essential that we set aside time to check in with ourselves and take care of our minds. Although this may come as a surprise to some, celebrities are just like us! With the pressures and expectations of fame, they too need to take a time-out on occasion, allowing themselves to live out of the spotlight for a short while. Yesterday, actor Tom Holland briefly jumped onto his Instagram to announce his mental health break. Here's what he had to say...

"I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming," The Spider-Man actor explained in the Instagram video. "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." Recognizing the well-known issues with social media, he announced this to be his approach to prioritizing his mental health.

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Although committed to the break, Holland made "a very, very brief" return to Instagram to post a video about his sponsored chosen charity: "Stem4. Stem4 is one of the many charities @thebrotherstrust is extremely proud to support - and I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work," he wrote in the video's caption. "Stem4 is an innovative education program. Its pioneering apps, clinically advised website and mental health conferences help contribute towards helping young kids who are suffering."

"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 continued. "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." We support ya, Tom!

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