After several weeks without social media posts, Spider-Man star Tom Holland finally announced his departure from Instagram in a video posted on Sunday, August 14, reports the Huffington Post. In this real, already seen more than 20 million times, the actor has highlighted the negative influence of social networks on his mental health.
“I took a break from social media, for my mental health,” the actor first explained. “I find Instagram and Twitter to be too overwhelming, too overwhelming, I get overwhelmed and spin when I read about myself online. In the end, it affects my mental health, so I decided to go back and delete the applications, “he then developed.
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Better integrate mental health
Highlighting his fight for better consideration of mental health, the British actor mentioned in his publication the Stem4 association which works to help adolescents on this subject. “There is a terrible stigma around mental health. And I know that asking for help, seeking help, is not something to be ashamed of, but it is easier said than done,” he said.
Tom Holland had already expressed himself on this subject concerning teenagers in several interviews. On these occasions, he had confided that he had been the victim of harassment at school because he was dancing when he was younger. “For 10-year-old kids who all play rugby, Tom Holland doing ballet in the gym isn’t so cool,” he told GQ Style magazine in 2019.