A recent study in Psychology Research and Behavior Management (2022) examined the Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey (KYRBWS) conducted in 2020 including 57,925 middle and high school students from 800 schools.
Adolescents who attempted suicide often skipped breakfast and had high stress levels.
Those who ate breakfast less than once a week had a stronger association with suicide attempts than the group of six or seven times a week.
In the group of feeling sadness or hopeless for more than two weeks in the past year, those who ate breakfast zero or once a week, or two or three times, showed a stronger correlation with suicide attempts than the group of six or seven times a week.
Helping adolescents regularly eat breakfasts might be an important suicide prevention strategy.