The problems young people have finding jobs are leading to depression and suicidal thoughts for huge numbers of them, that's according to the Prince's Trust.
In a survey published today they say the south west is one of the worst areas, where one in three young people without a job have thought of suicide. John Andrews reports.
Young people who are jobless are prone to mental health problems, according to a study by the Prince's Trust.
It says that long-term unemployment can make youngsters twice as likely to need anti-depressants. Almost 1 in 5 young people in the South West have had symptoms of mental ill-health.
Mental health researchers in Devon are to benefit from a share of millions of pounds of Government money to help them with their work. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will get a share of the £124 million on offer. It will be used to research mental health in school children.
The NHS Trust that runs mental health services in Cornwall is spending half a million pounds creating new jobs for nurses.
The money will go on 19 new frontline posts at the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The positions will be based at Longreach House and Bodmin Hospital, as well as community teams in Truro and Falmouth.