Due to the Novel Carona Virus masks are more popular than ever before.

Personally, the worst part of wearing masks is the fact that, despite the lower part of my face being covered for hours on end, my forehead has decided to break out. No one will know that my face isn’t covered in splotchy, mushy, protuberances fit to burst with the red hot intensity of Mount Doom from The Lord of The Rings series.

Every time I make eye contact with a stranger on the subway I want to scream, “I’m not a troll! I am not covered in…


Hello, I’m Tristan Miller and this is Mental Health in the Media.

In this essay, I’ll be focusing on Michael Scott.

Michael Scott is a 46-year-old manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a paper company.

He is impulsive, emotionally erratic, self-centered, attention-seeking, displays inappropriate and intense bouts of anger, has a fear of abandonment, and a pattern of intense and unstable interpersonal relationships.

All of these are symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.

And all of which are displayed by Michael Scott.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD?

According to The Mayo Clinic BPD is defined as a…


Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 film written and directed by John Cassavetes starring Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk.

Over the course of the film, we are invited into the unconventional life of a working-class couple. Mabel, played by Rowlands, is warm and fun with her children, eccentric and charming with her husband; and overall prone to strange behavior.

She is made uncomfortable by social situations and doesn’t behave in a conventional manner around her husband’s friends. This leads to tension and stress in their relationship.

Mabel’s eccentricities build to a point of forgetfulness regarding time and obligations. She…


As autumn approaches we often feel melancholic, wistful, and maybe just a little colder. During this time a great way to beat the blues is music. I have compiled a list of songs that make me feel just a little bit lighter.

5) Cut to the Feeling

Cut to the Feeling is a track off of the B-Side of Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen. It was also featured in the film Ballerina as a single. Cut to the Feeling is a song of longing for a new comfortable, yet exciting relationship. You might view it as a metaphor for the…


This movie is only good if you like perfect movies.


Top Ten Comedians that are purely positive!

It’s often hard to find comedians that don’t rely on stereotypes, regressive ideas, or simply being mean for humor. Here are my top ten comedians that are more positive than not.

10. The McElroy Brothers

The McElroys have a literal family of products from which one might choose. They have podcasts, online videos, a television series, and most recently best selling books. These three brothers from West Virginia first made a name for themselves with the podcast My Brother, My Brother and me. They have since gone on to make The Adventure Zone…


Much of art is accurately depicting the world and the people in it. Though, many pieces of art present not how our universe is but, how is should be. Here are my top five shows to watch to to inspire hope when you feel like you have none.

5. Adventure Time

In Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time we follow Finn the last human on an earth that has recently suffered an apocalypse and his Dog, Jake. This show is filled with colors, friendships, and lots of positive life-lessons. …


Hello, my name is Tristan Miller. I’ll be your server this evening. I am going to take your order, go over to that machine, panic that I forgot something for what feels to me like five minutes but is actually ten seconds, then double check what I wrote down, put that in, triple check it, then go into the bathroom stall in the men’s room and cry for two minutes. Would you like to hear our specials?

This, or a version of this, happens more frequently at my job than I would like. Sometimes it’s just the nagging feeling that…

Tristan Miller

Hello there! My name is Tristan Miller. I act, podcast, write, and perform stand-up comedy all with a focus towards mental health. www.tristanjmiller.com

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