Meaning of self-help
Pronunciation: (self"help', self'-), [key]
- the act of providing for or helping or the ability to provide for or help oneself without assistance from others.
- the act or right of remedying a wrong, without resorting to legal proceedings.
- the acquiring of information or the solving of one's problems, esp. those of a psychological nature, without the direct supervision of professionals or experts, as by independent reading or by joining or forming lay groups that are devoted to one's interests or goals.
- of or pertaining to a book, article, home study course, or the like, offering an individual information or counseling intended to be personally beneficial or profitable: self-help books on overcoming shyness.