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Mark A. Turnipseed        

Author, Model, Columnist, Co-Founder of Halo 42, LGBTQ Addiction & Mental Health Advocate

Fitness coach and LGBTQ addiction recovery advocate Mark A. Turnipseed is the author of "My Suicide Race: Winning Over the Trauma of Addiction, Recovery, and Coming Out".

After surviving numerous relapses connected to addictions, Turnipseed found a surprising key to saving his own life. While training for a triathlon, he discovered a way to embrace a fresh commitment to sober health. Offering hope for all who struggle with the shame and self-hatred that fuel addictions, Turnipseed shines a new light on the often-unseen links between addiction, suicide attempts, and the trauma of coming out.

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