Mark A. Turnipseed, author of MY SUICIDE RACE, is passionate about sharing experience, strength, and hope. He is a popular guest on Radio, TV, Podcasts, and for Print interviews.
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Gay and Sober Podcast
Gay & Sober is a non-profit organization formed as a resource to help people in the gay community to find open arms and acceptance in sobriety and recovery. Mark is an area delegate. In this interview, Thomas gets deep into how the gay and sober group saved Mark's life when he was just coming out.
Queer Money Podcast
Mark joins us to share his life-long fight with suicidal ideation, explaining when he realized he was gay and why he believed that wasn’t okay. He opens up about the factors that contributed to his struggle with addictive behaviors, describing how triathlon training helped him experience self-acceptance
Addict to Athlete
An Evidence Based Approach To Triathlon
Mark A. Turnipseed is a recovering addict with an amazing story of battling a heroin, drug and alcohol addiction. Through ups and downs Mark is now a triathlete. Mark’s view of triathlon and its benefits is unlike any I’ve ever heard of it and I’m excited to share it with you.
In this week's episode Mark Turnipseed joins the show to discuss how Triathlons became the cornerstone of his addiction recovery journey.
He used his physical fitness regimen as the center for his recovery and allowed the training requirements for triathlons to become the central focus of his new life structure.
We talk a lot about the masks we wear in life. All the things we do to create one picture to the outside world as we try to hide who we really are on the inside.
After two failed marriages, suicide attempts, and a dramatic battle with drug addiction he finally realized his last secret had to come out or he was going to lose the battle.
Fitness coach and LGBTQ addiction recovery advocate
Mark A. Turnipseed is the author of My Suicide Race: Surviving the Trauma of Addiction, Recovery, & Coming Out.
Exercise and fitness helped Mark A. Turnipseed discover how to become his best gay self—and learn to genuinely love himself.
Addiction, sexual trauma, and thoughts of suicide were three big barriers that prevented Mark A. Turnipseed from focusing on wellness. Then, everything changed.
The world of fitness offered Mark A. Turnipseed the tools he desperately needed to manage the trauma of addiction, recovery, and coming out.