The right or fact of redressing or preventing wrongs by one's own action without recourse to legal proceedings, as in self-defense, distress, abatement of a nuisance, etc.
Having to do with skills that allow a student to do things for himself. Examples of Self-help skills are a student being able to feed himself, dress himself, or cross the street without help.
( Related information) Self-help generally refers to groups or meetings that: involve people who have similar needs; are facilitated by a consumer, survivor, or other layperson; assist people to deal with a "life-disrupting" event, such as a death, abuse, serious accident, addiction, or diagnosis of a physical, emotional, or mental disability, for oneself or a relative; are operated on an informal, free-of-charge, and nonprofit basis; provide support and education; and are voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. Many people with mental illnesses find that self-help groups are an invaluable resource for recovery and for empowerment.
the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
Self-Help is in the form of loans and work.
refers to a movement within the mental health field in which clients develop and provide mental health services to other clients to promote recovery. 62 Serious Mental Illness(SMI) is a term defined by federal regulations that generally applies to mental disorders that interfere with some area of social functioning. This term is used to describe adults over the age of 18. 63
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Assisting oneself. Refers also to groups who meet to help one another.
Helping oneself to improve his or her quality of life.
The efforts of a landlord to cure a default on the lease without aid of legal proceedings. In most states, self-help remedies are not considered a legitimate substitute for a legal eviction.
The ability to take care of one's self, through such skills as eating, dressing, bathing, and cleaning. Begins early with awareness, responsiveness, and participation in self-help activities.
Relating to skills such as eating, dressing, bathing, and cleaning which enable a person to care for himself.
Self-help, in the sense of a legal doctrine, refers to individuals' implementation of their rights without resorting to legal writ or consultation of higher authority, as where a financial institution repossesses a car on which they hold both the title and a defaulted note. Individuals resort to self help when they retrieve property found under the unauthorized control of another person, or simply abate nuisances (as by using sandbags and ditches to protect land from being flooded).