William Styron, “Darkness Visible”, Vanity Fair (December 1989). Styron’s article is almost identical to his short 1990 book Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness and is available at: https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1989/12/styron198912
David Foster Wallace, “The Depressed Person”, Harper’s Magazine (January 1998): https://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/HarpersMagazine-1998-01-0059425.pdf
Andrew Solomon, “Anatomy of Melancholy”, The New Yorker (12 January 1998): http://andrewsolomon.com/articles/anatomy-of-melancholy/. A much fuller account (688 pp.) is Solomon’s The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression (New York: Vintage, 2016).
If the students can watch Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995) before the workshop that would also be great.