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.
More than one in ten young people in Bristol feel they can't cope with day-to-day life as a result of the economic crisis.
That's according to the Prince's Trust, which also warns that more than 1/4 of those not in employment, education or training often feel depressed.
The Prince's Trust is hosting a youth festival today, to show how young people are making a positive difference to the community.
A year ago riots broke out in cities across Britain, including Bristol.
The event is one of seven across the UK, and aims to change negative images of youngsters.