Mets' Pete Alonso Dealing With Serious Issue

New York Mets slugging first baseman Pete Alonso has been dealing with a serious mental health issue this season, saying he's suffering "some pretty bad PTSD" from the car crash that nearly took his life in spring training. The majors' RBI-leader wrote about it in The Players Tribune today. 

It’s one of those things where…my life could’ve been gone in an instant. Just like that. It was horrifying. Just really scary.

I’m still dealing with some pretty bad PTSD from it, to be completely honest with you. And I feel very fortunate that I was able to recognize that. That I’ve been able to talk through it with some people.

Alonso said he's been leaning on people he trusts to navigate the situation and work through it. 

Early in spring training, Alonso's truck was T-boned by a car that ran right through a red light, and sent Alonso's truck flipping through the air. In that moment, he thought his life was over. He survived, with barely a scratch, and has gone on to have another All-Star season, with 23 HR and 72 RBIs. He'll also be going for a three-peat in defending his Home Run Derby crown next week.

"I’m just extremely grateful that I’m still here. I’m truly blessed. And from here on out, I really want to continue to do good things and have a positive impact on others. After the accident, it’s not just about having survived, it really is about making the most of all the time that I have left."

He'll use his The Alonso Foundation to do just that. 

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