As my recovery takes off I can count my blessings. I have a supportive family, and I have an education. I am young at 26 and have had many positive work experiences. What I'm wondering is again about coping strategies. What helps the average person be mentally strong and what are quick fire strategies for dealing with mental disorder. I know music can be inspirational and reading can increase intellect. On top of this a positive self talk really helps me get through the day. What other tips can anyone give for long term and short term self help?