It’s great to see that we are at a stage where celebrities don’t have to be ashamed of having mental/emotional issues.
Tom Holland recently revealed on his Instagram account why he’s been absent from social media.
“Hello and goodbye… I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health,” Holland revealed via his caption on his three-minute video. He also revealed that his return to Instagram was to help promote the Stem4 charity, a mental health organization he helps support through his The Brothers Trust.
Holland then goes on to explain in his video that he decided to take a break from Instagram and Twitter because he finds them to be “over-stimulating” and “overwhelming.”
He explained, “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.”
Holland thanked Stem4 for helping him with his mental health issues and hopes to see more young people speak up regarding their own mental health struggles.
He explained that four free apps are available through Stem4, including ones to help young people manage self-harm urges, symptoms of anxiety and increase motivation and low moods. There’s also another one to help family and friends support a young person’s mental health journey.
He further explained that he fully supports Stem4 because “there is an awful stigma against mental health, and I know asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done.”
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If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. Please reach out for help via Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au.
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