Countless pet owners manage to take cheerful photos of their four-legged friends in front of Christmas trees or even on top of Santa’s lap. And then there’s Jasmine Milton, whose husky, Anuko, appeared to want nothing to do with his own holiday photoshoot. Even so, his seeming disinterest made for a series of priceless photographs.
In 2013 Jasmine Milton was suffering from bipolar disorder. At this stage, however, doctors had yet to diagnose her. So, she struggled on her own to deal with the illness, which typically causes mood swings and sometimes abrupt fluctuations in a person’s energy levels.
You see, bipolar disorder can launch a person into a cycle of high energy and good moods. This is what is known as a manic episode. Then, after that period of mania, an individual with the illness may crash into a depressive episode, which is often defined by feelings of despair and sadness.