Tom Holland says he would 'spiral' reading about himself online: 'It's very detrimental to my mental state'

Tom Holland says he would 'spiral' reading about himself online: 'It's very detrimental to my mental state'
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  • Holland announced in an Instagram video that he's quitting social media.
  • The star said he's deleted Twitter and Instagram from his phone.

Tom Holland is stepping back from using social media for the sake of his mental health.

The "Spider-Man: Now Way Home" star shared a three-minute video with his 67.7 million Instagram followers on Sunday stating that he's deleted apps off his phone because "I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming," he said.

"I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it's very detrimental to my mental state," he continued. "So I decided to take a step back and delete the app."

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In the message, Holland also shed light on a UK-based mental-health charity for teenagers called Stem4, which the actor supports through his family's organization, the Brothers Trust.

"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 that is much easier said than done," he said.


Holland's announcement that he's cut himself off from social media comes on the heels of fellow actor Millie Bobby Brown saying she's done the same in a recent interview with Allure.

In the story, the "Stranger Things" star revealed that she no longer has any social media apps on her phone and that someone else close to her manages her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Brown also told Allure that she has gone to therapy to "handle the constant bullying she has faced online."

"It's really hard to be hated on when you don't know who you are yet," Brown said. "So it's like, 'What do they hate about me? 'Cause I don't know who I am.'"