Tom Holland quits social media for his mental health

A través de su cuenta en Instagram, Holland publicó un video en el que explica que su salud mental es la principal razón de su decisión.

Through his Instagram account, Holland published a video in which he explains that his mental health is the main reason for his decision.

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More and more personalities and institutions join in promoting ideas that contribute to the development and well-being of mental health, one of these is the actor Tom Holland, recognized for bringing to life the character of Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who confirmed that he stays away from social networks to ensure his mental health.

Through a video (which he confessed to taking an hour to record) on his Instagram social network account, Holland explained that he would take a break.

“I find Instagram and Twitter to be too much and they overwhelm me, I get stuck and spiral down when I read things about myself. I decided to delete the apps for my mental well-being.” said the 26-year-old actor.

In addition, the protagonist of “Uncharted” took advantage of the audiovisual to comment on his support for the charity “Stem4”, which provides support for the mental health of adolescents.

“It’s a wonderfully innovative educational program that has its pioneering apps, website with clinical recommendations, and his mental health lectures that helped to help suffering young children”declared the actor.

“There is a terrible stigma against mental health, I know that asking for and seeking help is not something to be ashamed of, pBut it is something that is much easier said than done… I am going to disappear from Instagram again. Thank you all for your love and support. I love you and I will talk to you soon, bye, “concluded Holland.

Excessive use of social networks can affect mental health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 350 million people worldwide live with depression. Several studies by this institution have indicated that the excessive use of social networks can intensify, especially in people with a certain predisposition, mental health problems, such as the following:

  • Loss of sleep
  • Frustration
  • FOBO (fear of missing out): “fear of missing out on something”
  • Disagreement with self image
  • feeling of anguish
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • suicidal ideation

Last year, in honor of World Mental Health Day on October 10, WHO used popular digital platforms, including online games, to bring vital mental health messages and advice to people around the world in the palms of their hands.

In addition, they have determined that people who abuse digital media have a three times higher risk compared to others and acquire a high risk for developing anxiety, fights between strangers and personal attacks.

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