Almost one in five young people in the region have had mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts, because they don't have jobs.
That's according to a study by the Prince's Trust which says long term unemployment can make young people twice as likely to need anti-depressants. The number of youngsters claiming benefits for more than six months has increased 246% since the beginning of the recession in 2008.
Four men from Stroud have been charged following the death of a Prince's Trust worker from Bristol who had apparently taken ecstasy. Nick Bonnie, who worked in fundraising for Prince Charles' charity, was killed after taking a bad batch of the pills in Manchester.
The men are all accused of perverting the course of justice. Three of them also face drug charges. They've been bailed to appear before magistrates in the new year.