Suicide Prevention Hotline EP is an official extended play release from Alaska in Winter. It debuted 31 May 2011 through the band's Blogspot account and a note published on its Facebook page. According to frontman Brandon Bethancourt, although the extended play is available merely on twenty micro-cassettes through his BigCartel page as an exclusive pre-release, the extended play will formally be released in "CD and mp3 form soon." The limited-edition micro-cassette format is designed for usage in telephone answering machines lest the "unanswered cries" from the extended play not be heard by listeners. Additionally, the limited-edition "pre-release" package includes a pill bottle, which contains a personal, but brief, message, written by Bethancourt himself.