Akeelah Kell finds comfort in her mother's arms during a 2015 vigil for Jamyla Bolden, 9, who was shot and killed in St. Louis . Researchers say trauma can cause "toxic stress" that harms children's emotional and physical health.
Akeelah Kell finds comfort in her mother's arms during a 2015 vigil for Jamyla Bolden, 9, who was shot and killed in St. Louis . Researchers say trauma can cause "toxic stress" that harms children's emotional and physical health. Laurie Skrivan St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS
Akeelah Kell finds comfort in her mother's arms during a 2015 vigil for Jamyla Bolden, 9, who was shot and killed in St. Louis . Researchers say trauma can cause "toxic stress" that harms children's emotional and physical health. Laurie Skrivan St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

The hidden health crisis of toxic stress

May 24, 2018 01:00 PM