Room 13B: A Pastor’s Journey with Depression

by Jeremy Dykman

Genres: Christian Living, Health and Wellbeing

ISBN: 9781649604163

172 pages

Price: $16.99

Room 13B: A Pastor's Journey with Depression

What happens when fearfully and wonderfully made and fearfully and woefully broken meet?

Jeremy Dykman had been serving faithfully as a pastor for many years until 2017 when he could no longer find his joy. When he began to contemplate ending his life, Jeremy knew that he was in trouble. He and his wife checked him into a hospital, where Room 13B became a place of healing for the weary pastor. As he worked through what had led him to that point, Jeremy realized that pastors and others who care for others needed hope, too.

In Room 13B: A Pastor’s Journey With Depression, Jeremy opens up about his own struggles with depression and trying to meet others’ expectations while battling his own demons. If you’re a pastor or spiritual leader, this book will bring hope and encouragement to know that you aren’t alone in your struggle. And if you’re someone who is a part of a ministry, this book will give you insight on how to better minister and support those who lead.

What Others Are Saying about Room 13B:
Pastor Jeremy Dykman has written a beautiful, honest, and sensitive account of his own personal experience of life with depression. In this brave journey of seeking God’s wisdom while in the pit of despair, he breaks the silence and stigma of depression, particularly as it manifests within the Christian community. Just as his namesake, the prophet Jeremiah, learned about God’s character and faithfulness through suffering, Jeremy’s account inspires hope in the One Who will never leave us nor forsake us.
Dr. Ingrid Artus
Psychologist, DLitt et Phil. (Psych)

Mental illness is a major problem facing society today. I read recently that in Canada one in two people have suffered in one way or another from a mental problem before they are forty years of age. Pastor Jeremy Dykman has written this book on the subject of depression out of the depth of his own experience. It comes with honesty and compassion as he shares his struggles and yet he shows the spiritual steps in negotiating the problem. I heartily recommend it to any who are on this path and also to those who are seeking to help others on this rocky road.
Harold Peasley
Pastor to Pastors with the North American Mission Board in Canada


Jeremy Dykman is a pastor with a heart to serve God and a calling to share God's Word with others. He was born in South Africa and spent thirty-nine years in Johannesburg before moving to Canada with his wife and two sons. Jeremy graduated from two theological colleges and has spent many years preaching, teaching, and reaching people of all ages with the love of God.