the action of helping someone to do something.
"I asked for help from my neighbours""
used as an appeal for urgent assistance.
"Help! I'm drowning!"
Or maybe: "Help! I'm dying!"
I'm not sure if it's always been this way - in which case, this is worse than I thought - but there seems to be a trend lately of saying, "People cannot help you. People will not help you. The only person who can save you is yourself."
And let me tell you, that is complete bullshit.