Welcome to Cross Wired   

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I am Keith Juhnke. My wife Kathy and I started Cross Wire in July of 2011. The mission of Cross Wired is to educate and

support those who are suffering with Bipolar or Depression. Our conviction is Bipolar and Depression is a spiritual journey not

a mental illness. If this is truth then drugs should be the last resort not the first. If you happened to listen to 60 minutes on

February 19, 2012, you heard that placebos work as well as antidepressants. If this is truth why are we taking pills

at a record pace for depression? You can listen to the interview on the link below!

Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect?

February 19, 2012 4:22 PM


This is what I believe based on my journey with Bipolar. Our emotions are always on the move. In Ecclesiastes 3:4 we know

life is filled with seasons. 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance.

In 1985 I spent 7 months in depression brought on by a struggling marriage and business. My mother in law thought the

problem was spiritual so she nurtured me through this time without the use of drugs! Yes the depression was for a season.

One day it lifted and I got back to life. In 1988 my business failed and my wife left me for another man. This devastated me. I

began to spiral down. I spent two weeks in fasting and prayer. I then experienced the manic side of bipolar. I was committed

to a psychiatric hospital against my will and forced to take lithium. Three weeks later I was released. My wife divorced me.

Thank God I had my three children.

A few weeks after I was released my hands started shaking. The Doctor had another pill for the shakes. I refused the pill and

went to my pastor and asked him to watch me because I was going to stop all medication. I functioned fine without the


In 1996 I had another elevation in my spirit (Mania). The pastor of the church I was attending signed the papers to have me

committed against my will. I was put on Depicote. After three weeks I was released and court ordered to stay on Depicote. I

went against the court order and stopped the medication before the bottle was empty! Again I got back on my feet and did

fine without the medication.

There is much more to my story but that is for another time. God has been faithful through it all. The only time I have been on

medication is when the system forced me to take it.

Now God has given me a bipolar platform to minister His healing to those who desire a drug free solution to Bipolar and


I have been sharing my journey in churches and with civic organizations. It has been well received. A few weeks back we did

some 30 second radio in Hutchinson with an invitation to hear my story. Again it was well received by those in attendance.

Things we know about the psychiatric system.

1. It is Godless!
2. They have no hope for healing!
3. They promote drug dependency!
4. Drugs have side effects and they are as hard to stop as illegal drugs!
5. Diagnoses are based on behavior not science!

Kathy and I are available for workshops. 

In Christ

Keith and Kathy Juhnke