Cole Sprouse, Sheds Light On Social Media Break For Mental Health Reasons

Riverdale Star, Cole Sprouse, sheds light on mental health break from social media, “Any young performer should know when to step away from the spotlight and to re-engage.”

Megan Gallagher

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: August 4th, 2020 10:05 pm pst

Maria Menounos
Keven Undergaro
AfterBuzz TV Founders

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV is the artist-friendly entertainment news platform that celebrates, discusses, interviews, promotes and reports on the widest range of stars, creators and content through video, audio and article publications.

Cole Sprouse, star of CW’s hit show, Riverdale, got vocal about his social media break. The 27 year old actor, took to instagram to announce his return… 

“Thinking back on Tulum. Know I’ve been off of social media for a while. Decided to take a much needed mental health break. I’ve never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing. Work is slowly beginning to pick back up within a new normal. And as someone who has only ever really known work their entire life, I found that I’m best on a schedule. Knowing when to step away like I did in college, and when to re-engage is a fundamental skill for any young performer. Take your breaks. Mental and physical health come first. In time we’ll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is- a massive global trauma. The effects of which have, in no small way, been encouraged tremendously by the failings of the US. We’re in the midst of a huge election, and I encourage everyone here in the United States to deeply consider our
“Modern” medical health care system. I’ll be more active soon my sweet little babies”. 

The Mental Health Break Instagram Post

(Source: Cole Sprouse’s Instagram)

Sprouse posted the picture above to Instagram on Tuesday, July 28th alongside the statement. The actor has been in the limelight since his first starring role, in the feature film, Big Daddy, starring alongside his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse, in 1999. Followed by his breakout role as Cody Martin, In The Suite Life on Deck franchise. Both twins attended NYU from 2011-2015, to step away from acting to experience College. 

Sprouse alongside Adam Sandler in the 1999 hit film, “Big Daddy” (Source: Google)

As Sprouse said, it is so important to know your limits and boundaries. Whether you are in the entertainment industry or not, listening to your body and knowing when it’s time to take a break, is key. Especially, with the current times, we all are experiencing daily waves of anxiety and stress. Practicing limited time on social media, exercise, getting outside and visiting(safely) friends! In any way you can, practice self-care routines that promote a healthier you! It can be as simple as drinking warm water with lemon in the AM, meditating in silence for a few minutes before work or shutting off electronics at dinner time. It doesn’t have to be hard or feel like a chore to implement these simple routines in your life! 

(source: google)

*If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bipolar, etc… please know that you are not alone and there should be no guilt, shame or embarrassment when asking for help* 

  1. JED Foundation: Text Start 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK

*The JED Foundation is a non-profit that helps teens during the transition to adulthood! They empower teens by giving them skills and support for growing into healthy, thriving adults*

  1. NAMI: Call (310) 889-7200 or email

*NAMI is a non-profit that is creating a world, one community at a time, where there is no negative stigma attached to mental illness. They strive to create awareness, support & education while holding conferences around the globe* 

  1. Stamp Out Stigma: Call (202) 449-7660 or email

*Stamp Out Stigma is a campaign started by, The National Association for Behavioral Health & Wellness, that is raising awareness for mental illness & addiction. They believe that the two go hand in hand and it’s important to be educated as well as feeling empowered rather than insecure.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

“We don’t just celebrate and cover the top shows, content and stars, we celebrate and cover ALL the shows, content and stars.”

Maria Menounos

About The Author:

Megan Gallagher is a 2x TED speaker, #1 best selling author on amazon, mental health advocate and motivational speaker for teenagers. She lives in Los Angeles and is a writer for AfterBuzz TV.

More News