Reply To: Emotionally abusive ex
Firstly if your ex claims to be suicidal, that is not your fault or your responsibility. It is standard emotional blackmail and a vile thing for him to do. Report his state of mind to the police so they can do a wellness check and then IGNORE him.
You have a 5 year restraining order. The court granted that for a reason. If the order allows him to see his kids, then email him, offering contact via a contact centre, or in a public place with a trusted third party present.
If the restraining order says he shouldn’t see his children, then pass his threats to the police, and then block him on email, phone, social media. Please don’t put yourself or your kids at risk. You have the chance to be rid of him for good.