Spider-Man’s Tom Holland taking internet break as trolls send him ‘spiralling’
Spider-Man star Tom Holland is taking a break from social media after trolls and online stories about him send his mental health ‘on the upswing’.
Brit took to Instagram to post one final video before his hiatus to explain to fans why he hasn’t been as active or posted on social media for a while.
Although it is not known how long he will take a break, the Marvel star has been praised for being open and talking about his mental health.
Late on Saturday night, the talented actor started the video and admitted that he had already recorded it several times but couldn’t get it right. He admitted that despite his extensive work in the acting world, he is ‘uming’ and ‘ahing’.
However, he explained that he is taking a break from social media because he finds ‘Instagram and Twitter too stimulating’. Tom said reading things about him on Instagram and Twitter, or online, send him ‘spiralling’. These can be trolls, social media users and comments and things online.
He said he finds the apps: “Great, I get stuck and confused when I read things about myself online. In the end, it was very harmful to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
He admitted that the clip was back on the app ‘shortly’. So, it seems the 26-year-old had already decided to take a break but did so privately. As the clip was shared on August 14, he had not publicly announced it in an earlier post.
Tom opens up on the ‘stigma against mental health’
He then explained that the charity is an educational program that showcases mental health conferences. It also helps children and their mental health.
Tom then said: “There is a terrible stigma against mental health. I know asking for help and asking for help is not something we should be ashamed of but it’s a lot easier said than done.”
Tom was commended for the video and for speaking out about mental health.
Justin Bieber responded with a red heart emoji and wrote: “Love you man”.
Footballer John Terry added three blue hearts. Influencer, YouTuber and TikTok star King Bach sent a praying hand and heart.
One fan said: “Don’t worry, we understand, but we’ll miss you”.
A second wrote: “Please take as much time as you need. The most important thing is your health.”
Star’s most recent post was six weeks ago. He shared a new shirt from the Brothers Trust, set up by Tom’s parents Nikki and Dom Holland in 2017.
On their site, they write: “The Brothers Trust was founded in 2017 by Nikki and Dom Holland, parents of four; Tom, Sam, Harry and Paddy – ‘Brothers’. Tom Holland is at the heart of the charity and its fundraising efforts. But he is well supported by his younger brothers.
“Using Tom’s reach and popularity, the Trust wants to run a number of events each year and the funds raised are then granted to the charities we support.
“The Trust is keen to shine a light on charities struggling to be heard in a noisy and uncompetitive sector – and charities that can demonstrate the most effective use of funding to benefit people in need. Administration.”
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If affected by any of the issues you raise Or please contact someone you want to talk to. Please call Samaritans free on 116 123. You can also email them [email protected] Or visit samaritans.org to find your nearest branch in the UK. In the US, please visit Samaritans USA for more information.
You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).. Or text 741741 to get in touch with the crisis text line. Americans can now call or SMS 988 to contact and speak to an advisor.
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