Winter 2009 Winter 2009 Worthwhile Writing David Hulme For the past decade, Vision has published in print and on the Web a wide range of material on the key issues of our time. Winter 2009 Depression Brian Orchard Health professionals around the world are increasingly concerned about the growing incidence of depression. Can this debilitating condition be prevented? Depression and Suicide Each year about a million people commit suicide. And for every suicide, there are between 10 and 20 suicide attempts. Before You Medicate By retraining the way we think and act, we can positively influence the brain to retrain itself. The vicious cycle of depression can be reversed. Winter 2009 And Then What? Dan Cloer Paul Ehrlich’s dire predictions of the effect of a burgeoning world population never came to pass. Or maybe, he says, they simply haven’t yet. Winter 2009 The Gospel Through the Ages David Hulme What is “the gospel”? Most probably think of it as a message emanating from the New Testament, but in fact it goes back much farther. Winter 2009 If We Could Talk Like the Animals . . . Gina Stepp Miscommunication seems to be a much bigger problem for humans than for “lower” animal species. How can we improve our communication skills and thereby our relationships? Winter 2009 Parent Talk Gina Stepp Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University. Vision interviewed her about her recent book covering parent and adult-child communication. Winter 2009 Communicating With Style Gina Stepp Gina Stepp interviews communication expert Deborah Tannen about some common misperceptions that can get in the way of effective family communication. Winter 2009 The Apostles, Part 13 Feed My Sheep! David Hulme The apostle Peter figures prominently in the New Testament, but today he is often portrayed as being theologically at odds with his colleague Paul. Winter 2009 Barbie Turns 50 Laura Cloer What does the most popular fashion doll in history, the forever-young, always-in-style Barbie say about our world, about our values, about us? Winter 2009 End of the Line Dan Cloer Economic, financial and industrial downturns are causing international distress; the prescribed cure creates its own set of debilitating consequences. Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function.