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Tom Holland has decided to step back from social media in order to prioritise his mental health. The 'Spiderman' star posted a video with his 67 million-strong following where he shared a frank conversation about mental health, and why it's more important than ever to talk about it. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Tom Holland has decided to step back from social media in order to prioritise his mental health. The 'Spiderman' star posted a video with his 67 million-strong following where he shared a frank conversation about mental health, and why it's more important than ever to talk about it.

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"So I've been trying to make this video for about an hour now, and for someone that has spent that las 13, 14 years, however long I've been acting…I cannot seem to say what I need to say without 'um-ing' and 'ah-ing' every five minutes," the 26-year-old began.

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"I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming, 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."

He continued to discuss the "awful stigma" against mental health: "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."

Holland also took the opportunity to share details about his charity called The Brothers Trust. The charity supports a mental health app called Stem4 which he urged his followers to have a look at.


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"Hello and goodbye," he wrote alongside the video.

"I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health, but felt compelled to come on here to talk about @stem4org Stem4 is one of the many charities @thebrotherstrust is extremely proud to support—and I'd like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work.

"Please take the time to watch my video, and should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with—it would be greatly appreciated.There is a link in my bio to The Brothers Trust Shop, where you can buy a t-shirt, and help us continue to help these amazing charities thrive. Love to you all, and let's get talking about mental health"

Holland's girlfriend Zendaya has also spoken candidly about her relationship with social media, saying that the platorms would "kind of make me anxious."

"Or I would start to overthink a little too much," she told PEOPLE on October 2021. "[My fans] want me to... be happy and exist beyond social media."

She added some wisdom for her fans who might also be struggling: "Take the time that you need, and don't compare yourself to anyone else."

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