Tom Holland is back on Instagram, but revealed he’s been taking a break from social media to focus on his mental health. Spider-Man: No Way Home star has been absent from the digital platform but is back to make some important announcements.
Holland shared the video on his official Instagram account, saying he struggled for about an hour to come up with the words to use.
“I’m staying away from social media for my mental health because Instagram and Twitter are overly stimulating and overwhelming,” he said in his first announcement. It spirals out of control and ends up being really bad for your mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
His “short return to Instagram” was to bring awareness to Charity Stem 4, an educational program that helps young children manage their mental health.
“Mental health is heavily stigmatized and there is no shame in seeking or seeking help, but it is easier said than done,” he added.
Holland tried all four apps in the program and said they were “amazing” and “very helpful.”
Before ending the video, the actor said, “I’m going to disappear from Instagram again,” adding, “Thank you for all your love and support.