The maiden Certification Program in Mental Health Education was made special by the visit of Mr.Amandeep Sandhu, Author of Sepia Leaves and Roll of Honour. The trainees of the certification program were asked to review his book, Sepia Leaves. The book is the author’s struggle of dealing with his dysfunctional family, especially his mother who suffers from Schizophrenia.The arrival of a surrogate mother for the author when he was child causes his mother’s madness to take a furious turn. Years later, the author’s [known as appu] father dies on a summer evening in Bangalore. In the course of that night, Appu pores over letters, diaries and family albums to slowly come to terms with his mother’s schizophrenia and its effect on those living under its shadow.