Tom Holland took to Instagram over the weekend to announce he is taking a break from social media.
Holland, 26, says in the video that he finds his massive online presence overwhelming. And with 7 million followers on Twitter and nearly 10 times that on Instagram, it’s understandable. He is deciding to delete the app from his phone for now.
Noting that he finds social media “detrimental” to his mental health, Holland says, “I have taken a break from social media for my mental health. Because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming. 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.”
Meanwhile, the Spider-Man: No Way Home star explained in the caption that he wanted to shine a light on the “fantastic work” of teenage mental health charity Stem4 and encouraged his fans to share the message with each other.
Tom Holland‘s caption reads: “‘Hello and goodbye… I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health, but felt compelled to come on here to talk about Stem4. Stem4 is one of the many charities The Brothers Trust is extremely proud to support. And I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work. Please take the time to watch my video. And should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with – it would be greatly appreciated. There is a link in my bio to The Brothers Trust Shop, where you can buy a t-shirt, and help us continue to help these amazing charities thrive. Love to you all, and let’s get talking about mental health.”