Actor Tom Holland opened up about the impact social media has on his mental health, announcing in an Instagram video that he’ll be taking a break.
“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 26-year-old star of Spider-Man: No Way Home said in an Instagram video posted Sunday. “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.”
In the video, Holland also promoted Stem4, a charity that supports positive mental health in teens through its apps and conferences. Holland said he has used all four of the group’s apps and has noticed a difference.
“There is an awful stigma against mental health, and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something much easier said than done,” he said in the video.
Fans and other celebrities showed their support for Holland in the comment section, including Justin Bieber, who posted, “Love you man ❤️.”