By Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to else cope besides the WFAN airwaves.
An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans.
New York-based UMA Health made the offer this week after Tuesday’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, the worst loss in Mets history.
“Hey Mets fan, Please leave us your email address, and your most difficult Mets moment, for your free therapy session,” the UMA Health website says.
People who respond to the request for miserable Mets memories will receive a promotional code that enables them to get a free therapy session.
UMA says the lighthearted promotion is meant to bring attention to the important role of therapy. The company says it wants to eliminate the stigma of going to a therapist.
“Beginning with New York City and expanding nationwide, UMA is breaking the barriers that keep people from improving their lives,” the company says online. The company’s network of mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and marriage counselors.
At 45-64, the oft-injured and underperforming Mets are the fifth worst team in Major League Baseball. They are in second-to-last place in the NL East, 17 games behind the division-leading Phillies.
On Sunday, they blew another game, losing to the Braves 5-4 in 10 inning after leading 3-0 earlier in the game.