self-help


self–help

noun \ˈself-ˈhelp; Southern also ˈhep\

: the action or process of doing things to improve yourself or to solve your problems without the help of others

Full Definition of SELF-HELP

:  the action or process of bettering oneself or overcoming one's problems without the aid of others; especially :  the coping with one's personal or emotional problems without professional help
self–help adjective

First Known Use of SELF-HELP

1831

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