Tom Holland quits social media for mental health
To a large extent, people all around the world have benefited from one of the most remarkable technical advancements of recent times: social networking. People can say anything about anyone, even if they are innocent because there is no filter on social media today. Tom Holland seems to be the latest A-list Hollywood actor to take a break from social media so he can focus on his mental health. Like his peers, he was harassed and bullied online, so he decided to take a break.
The hero of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has said he is taking a sabbatical from social media to focus on self-care since he finds all the platforms “detrimental” to his mental health. The actor said in an Instagram video that reading about himself makes him feel “overstimulated” and “quite uncomfortable.”
He wrote, “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 myself online, and ultimately, it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app. “
Holland also mentioned that the purpose of his brief Instagram comeback was to “shine a light” on the charity Stem 4, which is near and dear to his heart. In addition, the “Uncharted” actor helped everyone see that seeking assistance for mental health problems is not anything to be “ashamed of” and should be done anytime it is needed. He continued, “There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done.”
After Holland shared the video on Instagram, many people gathered together in solidarity to back the actor. Everyone applauded the singer for taking charge of her own mental health, as they too considered this to be crucial.