Actor Tom Holland – interpreter of Spider-Man in theaters – announced this Sunday (14th) that he will step away from social networks for a period to take care of mental health. In a video, the actor encouraged people to seek help and not feel embarrassed when talking about mental problems.
In the publication, the actor shared a text and a video, where he explains that he will move away from social media because he feels suffocated when reading content about him on the internet.
“I find Instagram and Twitter suffocating; I find myself reading things about myself on the internet, and recently it’s been really bad for my mental health, so I’ve decided to take a step back and delete the apps.”
Holland also said that there is a “terrible stigma” against mental illness, but that asking for help is not something to be embarrassed about. With that, the actor indicated some apps that can be used by those who suffer from anxiety and other mental problems.
“Hello and goodbye… I’m taking a break from social media for my mental health, but I felt compelled to come here to talk about @stem4org . Stem4 is one of many charities @thebrotherstrust is so proud to support – and I would like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
Please take the time to watch my video, and if you feel inclined to share it with anyone it might resonate with – I would appreciate it…Love you all, and let’s talk about mental health.”
Source: CNN Brasil