Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.  I will do my best to reply soon. In the meantime, I highly recommend this section, which includes audios and cartoons:
This section is a great introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is far-and-away the most effective approach to recovery.  A big part of CBT is education, so visiting this section is actually starting CBT! Even if you are already familiar with CBT, I believe you will find this section very valuable.  And I hope you enjoy the cartoons!

All my best,