Here is a good quote from Amanda Palmer in The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help. It illustrates the point well that it is best to get help early, instead of waiting until things are so bad you are forced to…
“A farmer is sitting on his porch in a chair, hanging out.
A friend walks up to the porch to say hello, and hears an awful yelping, squealing sound coming from inside the house.
“What’s that terrifyin’ sound?” asks the friend.
“It’s my dog,” said the farmer. “He’s sittin’ on a nail.”
“Why doesn’t he just sit up and get off it?” asks the friend.
The farmer deliberates on this and replies:
“Doesn’t hurt enough yet.”