Four years ago, freelance television producer Adeel Amini suffered a mental breakdown, forcing him to temporarily leave the job he loves.
The 34-year-old, who works on high-profile comedy and entertainment shows, was diagnosed with having borderline personality disorder.
He believes the condition, which can leave him feeling anxious, depressed and lonely, was “exacerbated” by a lack of care in the cut-throat and often uncertain world of TV.
“It’s definitely not a fun industry to be in if you have a lot of those issues,” he tells the BBC. “The fleeting, sporadic nature of the work, and the constant questioning of your self-esteem because the phone isn’t ringing.
“Even if you think you’re still on top of your game, a few months of that can completely knock you sideways.”